Likelihood of transmitting Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans and Porphyromonas gingivalis in families with periodontitis.

@article{Asikainen1996LikelihoodOT,
  title={Likelihood of transmitting Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans and Porphyromonas gingivalis in families with periodontitis.},
  author={Sirkka Asikainen and Casey Chen and J\orgen Slots},
  journal={Oral microbiology and immunology},
  year={1996},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={387-94}
}
This study examined the frequency of spouse-to-spouse and parent-child transmission of the periodontal pathogens Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans (124 subjects in 47 families) and Porphyromonas gingivalis (78 subjects in 31 families). The two test organisms were recovered from subgingival and tongue surface specimens using established microbiological techniques. Arbitrarily primed polymerase chain reaction (AP-PCR) was used to genetically characterize isolates of the test species. The… CONTINUE READING

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