Association between periodontitis in pregnancy and preterm or low birth weight: Review of the literature.

@article{Agueda2008AssociationBP,
  title={Association between periodontitis in pregnancy and preterm or low birth weight: Review of the literature.},
  author={Anna Agueda and Ana Echeverr{\'i}a and Carolina Manau},
  journal={Medicina oral, patologia oral y cirugia bucal},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 9},
  pages={E609-15}
}
The aim of this paper is to descibe the pathogenic mechanisms that could explain the relationship between periodontitis and adverse pregnancy outcomes, and to review the evidence from systematic reviews and interventional studies, regarding the association between the clinical indicators of periodontitis and the incidence of low birth weight or preterm births. Preterm birth and low birth weight are world wide leading perinatal problems and have evident public health implications, due to the… CONTINUE READING

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