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The Link Between Periodontal Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis

The Rheumatology Journal Club will host a Twitter chat March 31 at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. EDT. #RheumJC

This week the Rheumatology Journal Club Twitter chat will explore the connection between periodontal disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

The chat will feature a March 2 systematic review and meta-analysis published in Frontiers in Immunology that found a significant association between rheumatoid arthritis and periodontitis.  [[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_crop","fid":"47244","attributes":{"alt":"(©zlikovec/Shutterstock.com)","class":"media-image media-image-right","id":"media_crop_5224387074956","media_crop_h":"0","media_crop_image_style":"-1","media_crop_instance":"5546","media_crop_rotate":"0","media_crop_scale_h":"0","media_crop_scale_w":"0","media_crop_w":"0","media_crop_x":"0","media_crop_y":"0","style":"font-size: 13.008px; line-height: 1.538em; float: right;","title":"(©zlikovec/Shutterstock.com)","typeof":"foaf:Image"}}]]

The Twitter chat will be Thursday, March 31 with two one-hour sessions beginning at 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. EDT.


Nicholas R. Fuggle,  Toby O. Smith, Arvind Kaul and Nidhi Sofat. "Hand to Mouth: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of the Association between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontitis," Frontiers in Immunology. 02 March 2016 | http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2016.00080