Diabetes: a clinical, histological study of oral changes
Emerson, Benjamin D., Jr.
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The signs and symptoms presented by a patient creates the first awareness of a disease or disease process. An apt clinician begins to trace down the etiology to best treat the condition. In many cases this may lead to an extensive biochemical and histological investigation to totally relate the etiological factors and their mechanism of action to the belated overt complaints. Diabetes is a most interesting and perplexing disease in this respect. It is one of the oldest diseases known to man. It was first described as a disease of polyuria without pain, but with known emaciation to man. As early as 500 A.D., the disease was detected by the sweet taste of urine. There have been vast amounts written concerning the signs and symptoms, theories postulated as to the etiology, and colossal continued research as to the biochemical and histological changes that take place. Hence, if one understands the mechanism of diabetes, it facilitates the interpretation of the clinical observations. The ultimate objective is to thus relate histological and biochemical changes to the clinical finding, so treatment and prevention of the disease may be carried out on a predictable basis. The objective of this study is to try to relate the clinical oral changes to the histological changes seen in the periodontium.
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