Prevalence of Clinical Periodontitis and Putative Periodontal Pathogens among South Indian Pregnant Women

Tellapragada, Chaitanya and Kalwaje, Vandana Eshwara and Acharya, Shashidhar and Bhat, Parvati V and Kamath, Asha and Vishwanath, Shashidhar and Mukhopadhyay, Chiranjay (2014) Prevalence of Clinical Periodontitis and Putative Periodontal Pathogens among South Indian Pregnant Women. International Journal of Microbiology, 2014. pp. 1-6.

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Abstract

In view of recent understanding of the association of periodontal infections and adverse pregnancy outcomes, the present investigation was undertaken to study the periodontal infections among 390 asymptomatic pregnant women and to find an association of bacterial etiologies with the disease. Prevalence of gingivitis was 38% and clinical periodontitis was 10% among the study population. Subgingival plaque specimens were subjected to multiplex PCR targeting ten putative periodontopathogenic bacteria.Among the periodontitis group, high detection rates of Porphyromonas gingivalis (56%), Prevotella nigrescens (44%),Treponema denticola (32%), and Prevotella intermedius (24%) were noted along with significant association with the disease (P < 0.05)

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Community Medicine
Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Preventive and Community Dentistry
Medicine > MMMC Maleka
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2015 07:14
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2015 07:14
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142951

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