Increased gingival blood vessel density in SLE patients
Quintessence International , 05/10/2012
Scardina GA et al. – This study showed significant modifications of gingival microcirculation in Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) patients.Methods
- Fifteen SLE patients and 15 healthy subjects were recruited for this study.
- Gingival microcirculation was investigated using videocapillaroscopy, a noninvasive technique that permits the in vivo evaluation of microvascular patterns.
- Significant differences between patients and controls for the capillary density were seen.
- An increase of mean capillary density was observed in SLE patients (105.5 ± 3.41) (P < .05).