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The International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants
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Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 10 (1995), No. 6     1. Nov. 1995
Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants 10 (1995), No. 6  (01.11.1995)

Page 696-701


Increased Interleukin-1ß in the Crevicular Fluid of Diseased Implants
Kao, Richard T. / Curtis, Donald A. / Richards, David W. / Preble, James
Diseased implants can be distinguished from healthy implants by the presence of inflammation in the surrounding tissue. Inflammation correlates with elevated levels of interleukin-1ß in gingival crevicular fluid. An analysis of interleukin-1ß levels in diseased implants compared to those in matching healthy implants in 12 patients indicates that the level of interleukin-1ß was approximately three times that at healthy sites. Interleukin-1ß levels may provide a means of monitoring the health status of dental implants.

Keywords: cytokines, implants, interleukin-1ß, peri-implantitis