Detection of Porphyromonas gingivalis in the amniotic fluid in pregnant women with a diagnosis of threatened premature labor.

@article{Len2007DetectionOP,
  title={Detection of Porphyromonas gingivalis in the amniotic fluid in pregnant women with a diagnosis of threatened premature labor.},
  author={Rub{\'e}n Le{\'o}n and Nora Silva and Alfredo Ovalle and Alejandra P Chaparro and Alexis Ahumada and Marta Gajardo and Mar{\'i}a Ang{\'e}lica Mart{\'i}nez and Jorge A Gamonal},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2007},
  volume={78 7},
  pages={1249-55}
}
BACKGROUND Epidemiologic and randomized controlled studies have shown that periodontal diseases may be associated with preterm labor and delivery of infants with low birth weights. The purpose of the present study was to determine the presence of microbial invasion of the amniotic cavity by periodontopathic bacteria in pregnant women with a diagnosis of threatened premature labor. METHODS A periodontal examination and collection of amniotic fluid and subgingival plaque samples were performed… CONTINUE READING
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