Low prevalence of subgingival viruses in periodontitis patients.

  title={Low prevalence of subgingival viruses in periodontitis patients.},
  author={Luigi Nibali and Claire E Atkinson and Paul Griffiths and Ulpee R Darbar and Thanasak Rakmanee and Jeanie Suvan and Nikos Donos},
  journal={Journal of clinical periodontology},
  volume={36 11},
BACKGROUND Viruses such as Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) have been proposed to be periodontal pathogens. The aim of this study was to analyse the presence of herpesvirus DNA in subgingival plaque samples of patients with different forms of periodontitis and in healthy periodontia. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 140 ethnically mixed (prevalently Caucasian) subjects took part in the study. Sixteen were affected by localized aggressive periodontitis (LAgP), 64 by… CONTINUE READING
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