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Chapter 12: Systemic Diseases

Introduction
It is important for physicians to recognize the link between systemic disease and oral findings.

Some systemic conditions may first manifest with oral findings and a trained physician may detect and diagnose these conditions earlier, thereby initiating treatment sooner.

Sections

1.
Oral Manifestations
   
Hematologic Disorders
   
Autoimmune Disorders
   
Other
   
Vitamin Deficiencies
   
Bulimia
2.
Medication Effects on Teeth and Mouth
3.
Caries Risk
4.
Dental Antibiotic Prophylaxis
5.
Coagulopathies
6.
Key Points
7.
Self-Assessment Questions
 
Chapter Objectives
Upon chapter completion, participants will be able to:
 
1.
Recall the oral manifestations of 10 important pediatric conditions.
 
2.
Describe the oral manifestations of bulimia and summarize post-emesis oral hygiene recommendations.
 
3.
List medications that are known to cause gingival hyperplasia, staining, and xerostomia.
 
4.
State the recommended first-line and alternate antimicrobial therapy for Subacute Bacterial Endocarditis (SBE) prophylaxis.
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