Effect of periodontal therapy on pregnancy outcome in women affected by periodontitis.

@article{Tarannum2007EffectOP,
  title={Effect of periodontal therapy on pregnancy outcome in women affected by periodontitis.},
  author={Fouzia Tarannum and Mohamed Faizuddin},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2007},
  volume={78 11},
  pages={
          2095-103
        }
}
BACKGROUND There is convincing evidence to suggest that infections affecting the mother during pregnancy may produce alterations in the normal cytokine- and hormone-regulated gestation, which could result in preterm labor, premature rupture of membranes, and preterm birth (PTB). Studies in the late 1990s associated periodontitis with preterm low birth weight (PLBW) deliveries, and this may have similar pathogenic mechanisms as other maternal infections. This study determined the effect of non… CONTINUE READING
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