Accession Number : ADA139061

Title :   Relationship of ANUG (Acute Necrotic Ulcerative Gingivitis), Stress, and Leukocyte Function.

Descriptive Note : Summary rept. no. 2 (Annual) 1 Oct 80-1 Oct 81,

Corporate Author : ALABAMA UNIV IN BIRMINGHAM SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY

Personal Author(s) : Cogen,R B ; Stevens,A W ; Cohen-Cole,S ; Kirk,K

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Report Date : Oct 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Our second year in the study has thus far resulted in additional correlation of the first year's findings. The ANUG patients appear to be suffering from anxiety which may be correlated by a tendency for an increase in serum cortisol, and an increase in urine cortisol. Also it appears as though increased susceptibility to the microorganisms may be based on decreased lymphocyte and PMN function.

Descriptors :   *Gingivitis, *Leukocytes, Dentistry, Patients, Anxiety, Cortisol

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE