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General medicine and surgery for dental practitioners Part 3: Gastrointestinal system

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


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Diseases of the gastrointestinal (GI) system can be relevant to the dental surgeon for several reasons. The mouth may display signs of the disease itself, for example the cobblestone mucosa, facial or labial swelling of Crohn's disease, or the osteomata of Gardner's syndrome. These are well covered elsewhere and not discussed further here. The sequelae of GI disease, for example gastric reflux producing dental erosion, iron deficiency anaemia and treatment such as corticosteroid therapy may all have a bearing on management and choice of anaesthesia.

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Author(s): Greenwood M, Meechan JG

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Dental Journal

Year: 2003

Volume: 194

Issue: 12

Pages: 659-663

ISSN (print): 0007-0610

ISSN (electronic): 1476-5373

Publisher: Nature Publishing Group


DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4810265

PubMed id: 12830184


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