Lack of association between celiac disease and dental enamel hypoplasia in a case-control study from an Italian central region

Domenico Compilato, Giuseppina Campisi, Pantaleo Bufo, Lorenzo Lo Muzio, Claudia Massaccesi, Maurizio Procaccini, Carlo Catassi

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BACKGROUND:A close correlation between celiac disease (CD) and oral lesions has been reported. The aim of this case-control study was to assess prevalence of enamel hypoplasia, recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS), dermatitis herpetiformis and atrophic glossitis in an Italian cohort of patients with CD.METHODS:Fifty patients with CD and fifty healthy subjects (age range: 3-25 years), matched for age, gender and geographical area, were evaluated by a single trained examiner. Diagnosis of oral diseases was based on typical medical history and clinical features. Histopathological analysis was performed when needed. Adequate univariate statistical analysis was performed.RESULTS:Enamel hypoplasia was observed in 26% cases vs 16% in controls (p > 0.2; OR = 1.8446; 95% CI = 0.6886: 4.9414). Frequency of RAS in the CD group was significantly higher (36% vs 12%; p = 0.0091; OR = 4.125; 95% CI = 1.4725: 11.552) in CD group than that in controls (36% vs 12%). Four cases of atrophic glossitis and 1 of dermatitis herpetiformis were found in CD patients vs 1 and none, respectively, among controls.CONCLUSION:The prevalence of enamel hypoplasia was not higher in the study population than in the control group. RAS was significantly more frequent in patients with CD.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)1-6
Numero di pagine6
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2007


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Dentistry(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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