Evaluating And Comparing Phagocytic Functions Of Salivary And Blood Neutrophils In Patients With Recurrent Aphthous Ulcers And Controls

Quintessence International , 07/05/2010

Phagocytic functions of salivary and peripheral blood neutrophils were reduced in RAU patients as compared to healthy subjects. The ingestion ability of salivary neutrophils was also decreased with that of peripheral blood neutrophils in RAU patients. All the above findings revealed that RAU is characterized by consistent changes in salivary and peripheral blood neutrophil functions, thus suggesting that the pathophysiology of RAU may be associated with reduction in phagocytic functions of neutrophils.

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