Periodontal disease and upper genital tract inflammation in early spontaneous preterm birth.

@article{Goepfert2004PeriodontalDA,
  title={Periodontal disease and upper genital tract inflammation in early spontaneous preterm birth.},
  author={Alice Reeves Goepfert and Marjorie K. Jeffcoat and William W. Andrews and Ona Marie Faye-Petersen and Suzanne P. Cliver and Robert L Goldenberg and John C. Hauth},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={104 4},
  pages={777-83}
}
OBJECTIVE To estimate the relationship between maternal periodontal disease and both early spontaneous preterm birth and selected markers of upper genital tract inflammation. METHODS In this case-control study, periodontal assessment was performed in 59 women who experienced an early spontaneous preterm birth at less than 32 weeks of gestation, in a control population of 36 women who experienced an early indicated preterm birth at less than 32 weeks of gestation, and in 44 women with an… CONTINUE READING

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