The prevalence of members of the "red complex" in pregnant women as revealed by PCR and BANA hydrolysis.

by Bayingana, Claude

Abstract (Summary)
Increased levels of oestrogen and progesterone during pregnancy may lead to periodontal disease. The anaerobic Gram-negative bacteria called red complex (Porphyromonas gingivalis, Tannerella forsythensis and Treponema denticola) are frequently associated with periodontal disease. Periodontopathogens produce toxins and enzymes which can enter the bloodstream and cross the placenta to harm the foetus. The response of the mother&rsquo
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School:University of the Western Cape/Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland

School Location:South Africa

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:pregnancy complications pregnant women dental care periodontics


Date of Publication:01/01/2005

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