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Oral colonization of Gram-negative anaerobes as a risk factor for preterm delivery.
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PMID:  21971188     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Background: Preterm birth significantly impacts on neonatal morbidity and mortality and is apparently increasing world-wide. Several studies have attempted to define a causative role for periodontal disease in adverse pregnancy outcomes but few have focused on the microbiology of periodontal disease in relation to these outcomes. Results: The evidence for a positive correlation is strong, supported by microbiological and immunological findings. Conflicting results are often associated with uncontrolled confounding factors. Materials and Methods: A literature search was conducted in order to establish whether or not a role exists for oral Gram-negative bacteria in adverse pregnancy outcomes. Association and intervention studies are summarized along with pathogenic potential of the Gram-negative bacteria most frequently implicated in periodontal disease.
Charlene W J Africa
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-11-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Virulence     Volume:  2     ISSN:  2150-5608     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-5     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101531386     Medline TA:  Virulence     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Oral Microbiology Group; Department of Medical Biosciences; University of the Western Cape; Bellville, South Africa.
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