Detection of herpetic viruses in gingival crevicular fluid of patients suffering from periodontal diseases: prevalence and effect of treatment.

@article{Grenier2009DetectionOH,
  title={Detection of herpetic viruses in gingival crevicular fluid of patients suffering from periodontal diseases: prevalence and effect of treatment.},
  author={G Grenier and Guy Gagnon and Daniel Grenier},
  journal={Oral microbiology and immunology},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={506-9}
}
BACKGROUND/AIM Although the role of bacteria in the etiology of periodontitis is well established, it has been suggested that herpetic viruses could contribute to the initiation and progression of this disease. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and herpes simplex virus (HSV) in gingival crevicular fluid (GCF) samples obtained from periodontally healthy, gingivitis and periodontitis patients. In addition, the effect of… CONTINUE READING