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Title: Epstein–Barr Virus and Peri-Implantitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Author: Roca Millan, Elisabet
Domínguez Mínger, Judith
Schemel Suárez, Mayra
Estrugo Devesa, Albert
Marí Roig, Antonio
López López, José, 1958-
Keywords: Herpesvirus
Implants dentals
Dental implants
Issue Date: 5-Feb-2021
Publisher: MDPI
Abstract: The exponential growth in the use of dental implants in the last decades has been accompanied by an increase in the prevalence of peri-implant disease. It appears that viruses may have pathogenic potential for the development of this pathology. The objective of this systematic review is to study the possible association between the presence of Epstein-Barr virus and the development of peri-implantitis. An electronic search was conducted in PubMed/MEDLINE, Scielo and Embase databases for cross-sectional and case-control studies in humans published up to and including 4 January 2021. Five studies were included in the qualitative analysis. The meta-analysis did not show a statistically significant difference regarding the prevalence of Epstein-Barr virus in the peri-implant sulcus between implants with peri-implantitis and healthy implants. In conclusion, no association between the human herpesvirus 4 and peri-implantitis was found. Further research on this topic is essential to develop more effective treatments.
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It is part of: Viruses, 2021, vol. 13, num.. 2
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