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General medicine and surgery for dental practitioners: part 5. Immunological disease and dental practice

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Mark Greenwood, Dr John Meechan, Dr Catherine Stroud


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At some stage in clinical practice all dental practitioners will encounter patients with disorders of the immune system. It is therefore important that dental practitioners are aware of the potential implications for safe practice. This paper summarises some of the more common immunological disorders that may be encountered, together with a basic review of immunological processes from a clinical perspective.

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Author(s): Meechan JG; Greenwood M; Stroud C

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Dental Journal

Year: 2014

Volume: 217

Issue: 3

Pages: 129-132

Print publication date: 01/08/2014

Online publication date: 08/08/2014

Acceptance date: 07/11/2013

ISSN (print): 0007-0610

ISSN (electronic): 1476-5373

Publisher: Nature Publishing Group


DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.2014.647


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