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Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 8 (2006), No. 1     15. Mar. 2006
Posterpreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Parodontologie Int Poster J Dent Oral Med 8 (2006), No. 1  (15.03.2006)

Poster 299, Language: German

Die Serum-CRP-Konzentration vor und nach Parodontitis-Therapie
Zahn, Bernhard/Schacher, Beate/Oremek, Gerhard/Sauer-Eppel, Hildegund/Ratka-Krüger, Petra
Inflammation caused by periodontitis may have numerous systemic effects. One of the mediators influenced by periodontitis is C-reactive protein (CRP). Aim of this study was to determine if healthy subjects without peridontitis have a lower CRP-concentration compared to patients with chronic periodontitis. Further it should be evaluated if CRP-level decreases after a nonsurgical periodontal therapy. 21 systemically healthy patients with periodontitis (PERIO) and 11 persons without periodontitis as control group (C) were included. All persons had a clinical examination and provided blood to determine the CRP level. Following initial assessment, the periodontitis group received nonsurgical periodontal treatment. 6 weeks later, a second examination and CRP analysis was done. At baseline, subjects with periodontitis had a higher CRP level than the control group (PERIO: 0,36 ±0,3 mg/dl; C: 0,29 ±0,3 mg/dl). Treatment reduced probing depths and bleeding score significantly. After treatment, CRP-level decreased (0,27 ±0,3 mg/dl), but the differences found were not statistically significant. The results of this study point out that patients with chronic periodontitis may have higher CRP-level compared to healthy subjects and that a nonsurgical periodontal treatment can decrease CRP-concentration.

Keywords: C-reaktives Protein, chronische Parodontitis, Entzündung, nichtchirurgische Parodontitis-Therapie

Poster Award: Posterpreis der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Parodontologie

26.-30. Oktober 2005