Promoter polymorphisms in the CD14 receptor gene and their potential association with the severity of chronic periodontitis.

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Periodontitis, a chronic inflammation of the tissues surrounding the teeth, is a common disease affecting all populations. The main aetiology remains a bacterial infection that leads to gingival inflammation, loss of alveolar bone, and tooth loss. Although the presence of pathogenic micro-organisms is required to trigger this process, the amplification and… (More)

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