PCR-based identification of Treponema maltophilum, T amylovorum, T medium, and T lecithinolyticum in primary root canal infections.

@article{Siqueira2003PCRbasedIO,
  title={PCR-based identification of Treponema maltophilum, T amylovorum, T medium, and T lecithinolyticum in primary root canal infections.},
  author={Jos{\'e} F Siqueira and Isabela das Neves R{\^o}ças},
  journal={Archives of oral biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={48 7},
  pages={495-502}
}
OBJECTIVE Molecular genetic methods have significantly contributed to the knowledge about the microbiota associated with infected root canals. Albeit spirochetes have been commonly observed in primary root canal infections, only recently they have been identified. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the occurrence of four treponemes-Treponema maltophilum, Treponema lecithinolyticum, Treponema amylovorum, and Treponema medium-in cases of primary endodontic infections associated… CONTINUE READING