International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Review Papers | Dental Science | India | Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017

Effects of Vitamin K in Periodontium

K. Malathi [2] | E. Amuthavalli | R. Thanmanam | V. Dasarathan

Abstract: Systemic diseases that affects generalized tissue throughout the body may also involve tissue within the periodontium. An important factor that modify the severity of a diseases is host resistance. Tissue resistance is modified by nutritional status and malnutrition is the most widespread immune suppressive and constitute a special risk group for severe periodontal pathogenesis. Synthesis of blood clotting factors in the liver is the only established function of vitamin k. This review discuss about vitamin K and clinical implication of its deficiency in periodontal diseases.

Keywords: vitamin K malnutrition role in coagulation periodontal disease

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017,

Pages: 996 - 999

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