Herpesviruses, the missing link between gingivitis and periodontitis?

  • Jørgen Slots
  • Published 2004 in
    Journal of the International Academy of…


Herpesviruses appear to assume a major etiopathogenic role in various types of destructive periodontal disease. Human cytomegalovirus (HCMV), Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) and HCMV-EBV co-infection are closely associated with disease-active periodontitis in juveniles and adults, with acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis in children, and with periodontal… (More)


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