Misdiagnosis of Underlying Causes of Periodontitis

About underlying conditions: With a diagnosis of Periodontitis, it is important to consider whether there is an underlying condition causing Periodontitis. These are other medical conditions that may possibly cause Periodontitis. For general information on this form of misdiagnosis, see Underlying Condition Misdiagnosis or Overview of Misdiagnosis

Periodontitis as a complication: Other conditions that might have Periodontitis as a complication might be potential underlying conditions. The list of conditions listing Periodontitis as a complication includes:

Underlying conditions discussion: Periodontal disease (a type of gum disease that can lead to tooth loss) occurs with greater frequency and severity among people with diabetes. Periodontal disease has been reported to occur among 30 percent of people age 19 years or older with type 1 diabetes. 1

1. excerpt from Diabetes Statistics in the United States: NIDDK

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