Advances in the microbial etiology and pathogenesis of early childhood caries.

@article{Hajishengallis2017AdvancesIT,
  title={Advances in the microbial etiology and pathogenesis of early childhood caries.},
  author={Evlambia Hajishengallis and Yassmin Parsaei and Marlise In{\^e}z Klein and Hyun Koo},
  journal={Molecular oral microbiology},
  year={2017},
  volume={32 1},
  pages={24-34}
}
Early childhood caries (ECC) is one of the most prevalent infectious diseases affecting children worldwide. ECC is an aggressive form of dental caries, which, left untreated, can result in rapid and extensive cavitation in teeth (rampant caries) that is painful and costly to treat. Furthermore, it affects mostly children from impoverished backgrounds, and so constitutes a major challenge in public health. The disease is a prime example of the consequences arising from complex, dynamic… CONTINUE READING
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