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Immune Response in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes or Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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Given the number of patients presenting with these maladies, understanding key differences in immune response will help guide appropriate oral care.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:

  1. Discuss how the innate and adaptive immune systems work.
  2. Identify dental treatment considerations for patients with type 2 diabetes.
  3. Explain how human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) affects the adaptive immune system.
  4. Detail oral care considerations for patients with HIV infection.

This course was issued in the June 2017 issue and expires 6/30/20. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.

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