Consistent intrafamilial transmission of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans despite clonal diversity.

@article{Dogan2008ConsistentIT,
  title={Consistent intrafamilial transmission of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans despite clonal diversity.},
  author={Basak E. Dogan and Arzu Sahan Kipalev and Emel Okte and Nedim Sultan and Sirkka Asikainen},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2008},
  volume={79 2},
  pages={307-15}
}
BACKGROUND Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans is a major pathogen in aggressive periodontitis. Our objectives were to determine the periodontal status and occurrence of A. actinomycetemcomitans in family members of subjects with A. actinomycetemcomitans-positive aggressive periodontitis (AgP) and to evaluate the probability of its intrafamilial transmission. METHODS Of the 300 subjects screened, 66 (22%) had AgP and A. actinomycetemcomitans. Eleven (probands) of these 66 subjects with AgP… CONTINUE READING