Clinical and laboratory studies of a family with a high prevalence of juvenile periodontitis.

@article{Page1985ClinicalAL,
  title={Clinical and laboratory studies of a family with a high prevalence of juvenile periodontitis.},
  author={Roy C. Page and G E Vandesteen and Jeffrey L. Ebersole and Barry L. Williams and I L Dixon and Leonard C. Altman},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={1985},
  volume={56 10},
  pages={602-10}
}
The form of periodontitis with onset at puberty and affecting predominantly the first molars and incisors is called juvenile periodontitis (JP). The disease has been the object of intense study because from its analysis may come insights into understanding other, more common, forms of periodontitis. We recently had the opportunity to study an unusual family in which both parents developed JP in their teens. We did clinical examinations, measured leukocyte chemotaxis, analyzed the pocket… CONTINUE READING

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