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Common Medical Conditions: A Guide for the Dental Team

ISBN: 978-1-4443-1539-4
168 pages
October 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Common Medical Conditions: A Guide for the Dental Team is an invaluable reference in the Dental Update series of clinical resources outlining the clinical features, clinical signs, diagnosis, management and dental relevance of the most commonly encountered chronic medical problems in the developed world.

Written by an internationally renowned and experienced team of authors, the book is a quick and ready illustrated reference giving essential information in an oral health care context to common medical conditions. Designed for easy reference, the book is organised by systems with sections on: Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Metabolic and Endocrine, Gastrointestinal, Haematological, Mental Health, Neurological, Osteoarticular, Mucocutaneous and Infectious Diseases.

  • Covers most commonly encountered chronic medical problems in a dental context
  • Systematic and organised to provide easy cross-referencing
  • Includes useful features such as summaries of key information and comparisons of similar conditions
  • Fully illustrated throughout with colour clinical photography
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Cardiovascular conditions


Coronary artery disease

Angina pectoris

Myocardial infarction


Congenital heart disease

Infective endocarditis

Chapter 2 Respiratory conditions

Lung cancer


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

Chapter 3 Metabolic and endocrine conditions


Breast cancer

Diabetes mellitus


Chronic liver disease

Chronic kidney disease


Cushing disease and Cushing syndrome

Addison disease

Chapter 4 Gastrointestinal conditions

Peptic ulcer disease

Stomach (gastric) cancer

Inflammatory bowel disease

Coeliac disease (gluten-sensitive enteropathy)

Colon cancer (colorectal cancer)

Chapter 5 Haematological conditions


Von Willebrand disease




Chapter 6 Mental health conditions

Anxiety and stress


Eating disorders


Chapter 7 Neurological conditions

Bell palsy

Cerebrovascular accident


Multiple sclerosis


Chapter 8 Osteoarticular conditions


Rheumatoid arthritis


Sjögren syndrome

Chapter 9 Mucocutaneous conditions


Lichen planus

Behçet disease

Erythema multiforme




Systemic lupus erythematosus

Chapter 10 Infectious diseases

HIV infection and AIDS

Herpesviruses: Herpes simplex virus (HSV: human herpesviruses type 1 and 2) infections

Herpesviruses: Varicella zoster virus (VZV: human herpesvirus type 3) infections

Herpesviruses: Epstein-Barr virus (EBV: human herpesvirus type 4) infections




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Author Information

Crispian Scully - Dean and Director of Studies and Research, Eastman Dental Institute; Professor of Oral Medicine, Pathology and Microbiology, University of London; Professor of Special Needs Dentistry, UCL. Professor Scully has published over 770 MEDLINE papers; about 300 original research papers in these fields, about 200 review articles, 100 chapters in books, 50 clinical papers and over 40 books. In 2000 he was honoured with the title of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

Steve Bain - Professor of Medicine (Diabetes), University of Wales, Swansea & Honorary Consultant Physician, Swansea NHS Trust, Singleton Hospital, Swansea.

John Hamburger - Senior Lecturer/Consultant in Oral Medicine, University of Birmingham School of Dentistry

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"The book should be of value to undergraduate and postgraduate dental professionals, and junior hospital dental staff and additionally as a succinct and accessible reference text for the general dental practitioner and team." (BDA News, 1 March 2011)

"The book is published in hardback which should make it very durable. It will be of great value to all members of the dental team as well as students revising for examinations and busy practitioners requiring rapid access to the topics in an easy-to-read form. The authors' knowledge of both the subject material and their experience in practice and instructing students means that the book is full of essential information laid out clearly and in an understandable way." (Dental Update, 1 December 2010)

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