On this week’s episode of Fast Facts – Perio Edition, Katrina Sanders, we are continuing the conversation that we started last week in discussing periodontitis as a manifestation of systemic disease discussing patients that present with Trisomy 21 also known as Downs Syndrome.
“In fact, in about 30% to 50% of Down Syndrome cases, these patients may experience cardiovascular disease to the point where they might actually be placed on a premedication prior to your dental visit.
“So we believe that patients who present with Trisomy 21 present with a significant decrease in neutrophil activity due to that declined chemotaxis.”
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