How are periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis inter-related? [ 2012 - 2014 ]

Also known as: Periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Mark Bartold (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Susanna Proudman Prof David Haynes Prof Malcolm Smith

Brief description Periodontal (gum) disease and rheumatoid arthritis are two of the most common chronic inflammatory diseases affecting humans. These two diseases have remarkably similar patterns of tissue destruction. It is possible that chronic periodontitis may prime or predispose susceptible individuals to developing rheumatoid arthritis. Treatment of periodontal disease may help reduce the severity of rheumatoid arthritis.

Funding Amount $AUD 563,262.58

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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