Bacteria and pathogenesis of human salivary calculus.

@article{Teymoortash2002BacteriaAP,
  title={Bacteria and pathogenesis of human salivary calculus.},
  author={Afshin Teymoortash and Ana Cerra Wollstein and Burkard M. Lippert and Roswitha Peldszus and Jochen Werner},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  year={2002},
  volume={122 2},
  pages={210-4}
}
The exact cause of salivary calculus formation is unknown and the aim of this study was to ascertain whether bacteria play a role. Sialoliths from nine patients with chronic obstructive sialadenitis of the submandibular gland were analysed. Bacterial gene fragments were amplified from DNA extracted from salivary calculi by means of polymerase chain reaction using a universal bacterial primer pair. Comparative 16S ribosomal RNA sequence analysis was used for identification. We detected and… CONTINUE READING

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