S-Space College of Dentistry/School of Dentistry (치과대학/치의학대학원) Dept. of Dentistry (치의학과) Journal Papers (저널논문_치의학과)
Rapid periapical bone destruction during endodontic treatment of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis
- Issue Date
- Journal of Endodontics 2008;34:1261-1263
- Azathioprine ; medically compromised patient ; rapid periapical bone destruction ; rheumatoid arthritis
- Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease with an unknown etiology. Azathioprine is an immunosuppressive drug that is used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. This case report describes the rapid periapical bone destruction that occurred during the endodontic treatment of a rheumatoid arthritis patient taking azathioprine and a corticosteroid. The cause of the rapid destruction is unclear. However, severe side effects can occur after administering azathioprine to rheumatoid arthritis patients. Therefore, dentists should check the patient's medical state thoroughly in order to prevent side effects when performing endodontic treatment.
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