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Suppurative periapical periodontitis

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Disease or Syndrome
Synonyms: Abscess, Apical Alveolar; Abscess, Apical Dentoalveolar; Abscess, Periapical; Abscesses, Apical Alveolar; Abscesses, Apical Dentoalveolar; Abscesses, Periapical; Alveolar Abscess, Apical; Alveolar Abscesses, Apical; Apical Alveolar Abscess; Apical Alveolar Abscesses; Apical Dentoalveolar Abscess; Apical Dentoalveolar Abscesses; Dentoalveolar Abscess, Apical; Dentoalveolar Abscesses, Apical; Periapical Abscess; Periapical Abscesses; Periapical Periodontitides, Suppurative; Periapical Periodontitis, Suppurative; Periodontitides, Suppurative Periapical; Periodontitis, Apical, Suppurative; Periodontitis, Suppurative Periapical; Suppurative Periapical Periodontitides; Suppurative Periapical Periodontitis
SNOMED CT: Periapical abscess (196341005); Dentoalveolar abscess (196341005); Apical abscess (196341005)
Monarch Initiative: MONDO:0006989


Localized collection of pus in the tissues that enclose the root of a tooth. [from NCI]

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CClinical test,  RResearch test,  OOMIM,  GGeneReviews,  VClinVar  
  • CROGVSuppurative periapical periodontitis

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Lockhart PB, Tampi MP, Abt E, Aminoshariae A, Durkin MJ, Fouad AF, Gopal P, Hatten BW, Kennedy E, Lang MS, Patton LL, Paumier T, Suda KJ, Pilcher L, Urquhart O, O'Brien KK, Carrasco-Labra A
J Am Dent Assoc 2019 Nov;150(11):906-921.e12. doi: 10.1016/j.adaj.2019.08.020. PMID: 31668170Free PMC Article
Segura-Egea JJ, Gould K, Şen BH, Jonasson P, Cotti E, Mazzoni A, Sunay H, Tjäderhane L, Dummer PMH
Int Endod J 2018 Jan;51(1):20-25. Epub 2017 Jun 14 doi: 10.1111/iej.12781. PMID: 28436043
Siqueira JF Jr, Rôças IN
Clin Microbiol Rev 2013 Apr;26(2):255-73. doi: 10.1128/CMR.00082-12. PMID: 23554416Free PMC Article

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