Treatment of severe generalized chronic periodontitis in a patient with Behçet’s disease: A case report

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Behçet’s disease is a systemic disorder of unknown etiology. It involves multiple organ systems and is characterized by recurring episodes of oral ulcers as well as ocular, genital, and skin lesions. Oral ulcers can affect tooth brushing and impair proper oral hygiene. As a result, a dental biofilm accumulates, and the condition of the teeth and periodontal tissue deteriorates. The aim of this case report is to highlight the efficacy of periodontal treatment for patients with Behçet’s disease. A 51-year-old man with Behçet’s disease presented with generalized severe periodontitis. After basic treatment of the periodontal tissues, periodontal surgery was performed at several sites with bony defects. However, the patient developed severe stomatitis in the oral mucosa and gingiva after periodontal surgery. Administration of the antimicrobial agent cefdinir had little effect on recovery; however, subsequent administration of sitafloxacin resulted in significant improvement of the stomatitis. This case demonstrates that periodontal therapy is very useful for alleviating the oral signs and symptoms of Behçet’s disease. Systemic antibiotic treatment with sitafloxacin (but not cefdinir) and mechanical debridement were effective in preventing the recurrence of aphthous ulcer outbreaks after periodontal surgery.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)2037-2045
ページ数9
ジャーナルJournal of International Medical Research
46
5
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2018 5 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 生化学
  • 細胞生物学
  • 生化学、医学

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