CKD Linked to Periodontal Disease
Periodontal disease is independently associated with CKD, a study found.
Monica A. Fisher, PhD, DDS, MPH, of
The prevalence of CKD—defined as a glomerular filtration rate of 15-59 mL/min per 1.73 m2—was 3.6%, according to a report in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases (2008;51:45-52). The prevalence of periodontal disease and its severe consequence, edentulism, was 6.0% and 10.5%, respectively.
After adjusting for other traditional and nontraditional risk factors, individuals with periodontal disease and those without teeth were twice as likely as other subjects to have CKD.