Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice

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A clinical case report of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and its impact on the treatment of chronic periodontitis

BS Patil, GR Giri


Periodontitis is a multifactorial disease with microbial dental plaque as the initiator of periodontal disease. However, the manifestation and progression of the disease is influenced by a wide variety of determinants and factors. The strongest type of causal relationship is the association of systemic and periodontal disease. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis has also been considered as one of the causes of periodontal disease. This clinical case report highlights the impact of Hashimoto’s thyroiditis on the outcome of periodontal therapy.

Keywords: Chronic periodontitis, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, periodontal medicine

Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice • Jan-Mar 2012 • Vol 15 • Issue 1
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