Horizontal transmission of mutans streptococci in children.

  title={Horizontal transmission of mutans streptococci in children.},
  author={Sophie Dom{\'e}jean and Ling Zhan and Pamela K Denbesten and Johanna Stamper and William Thomas Boyce and John D. B. Featherstone},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  volume={89 1},
It has not been established whether transmission of mutans streptococci occurs between unrelated children older than 4 years of age. The aim of the study was to investigate the possible transmission of mutans streptococci genotypes from child to child in kindergarten. We studied 96 children (ages 5-6 yrs) in three San Francisco Bay Area public schools. Mutans streptococci colonies from each child were isolated from selective culture on Mitis Salivarius Sucrose Bacitracin agar. We used arbitrary… CONTINUE READING
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