Severe gum disease strongly predicts higher mortality in cirrhosis

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It’s known that more than 40 people die in the UK every day from liver disease. An interesting study suggests that there is an association between gum disease and the risk of death in patients with liver disease. Study showed that severe periodontitis strongly predicted higher mortality in cirrhosis. Periodontitis may act as a persistent source of oral bacterial translocation, causing inflammation and increasing cirrhosis complications. As it can be treated successfully, however, we hope that our findings motivate more trials on this subject.

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