Microbiological analysis of oral samples for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by nested polymerase chain reaction in tuberculosis patients with periodontitis

@inproceedings{Palakuru2012MicrobiologicalAO,
  title={Microbiological analysis of oral samples for detection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis by nested polymerase chain reaction in tuberculosis patients with periodontitis},
  author={Sunil Kumar Palakuru and Vandana K Lakshman and Kishore Gajanan Bhat},
  booktitle={Dental research journal},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Due to high prevalence of tuberculosis (TB) in India, presence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in oral samples might influence the periodontal status of patients and also might pose a risk of transmission of TB during dental procedures through aerosols. Hence, this study aims to compare the periodontal status between TB and non-TB patients and to detect the presence of M. tuberculosis in plaque and saliva of TB and non-TB patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 25 TB and 25 non-TB… CONTINUE READING