Genotypic characterization of initial acquisition of Streptococcus mutans in American Indian children

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BACKGROUND Severe-early childhood caries (S-ECC) is one of the most common infectious diseases in children and is prevalent in lower socio-economic populations. American Indian children suffer from the highest levels of S-ECC in the United States. Members of the mutans streptococci, Streptococcus mutans, in particular, are key etiologic agents in the… (More)
DOI: 10.3402/jom.v7.27182

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