Detection of cariogenic Streptococcus mutans in extirpated heart valve and atheromatous plaque specimens.

@article{Nakano2006DetectionOC,
  title={Detection of cariogenic Streptococcus mutans in extirpated heart valve and atheromatous plaque specimens.},
  author={Kazuhiko Nakano and Hiroaki Inaba and Ryota Nomura and Hirotoshi Nemoto and Munehiro Takeda and Hideo Yoshioka and Hajime Matsue and Toshiki Takahashi and Kazuhiro Taniguchi and Atsuo Amano and Takashi Ooshima},
  journal={Journal of clinical microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 9},
  pages={3313-7}
}
The involvement of oral bacteria in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases has been the focus of attention in many studies, and several periodontal pathogens have been detected in diseased cardiovascular lesions, suggesting relationships between oral microorganisms and cardiovascular diseases. However, no information is available regarding the involvement of cariogenic pathogens such as Streptococcus mutans. The presence of oral streptococcal species and periodontitis-related bacteria in… CONTINUE READING