Quantitative analysis of association between herpesviruses and bacterial pathogens in periodontitis.

@article{Saygun2008QuantitativeAO,
  title={Quantitative analysis of association between herpesviruses and bacterial pathogens in periodontitis.},
  author={Işıl Saygun and Ayhan Kubar and Sermet Sahin and Kenan Şener and J\orgen Slots},
  journal={Journal of periodontal research},
  year={2008},
  volume={43 3},
  pages={352-9}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The development of human periodontitis may depend upon cooperative interactions among herpesviruses, specific pathogenic bacteria and tissue-destructive inflammatory mediators. This study sought to identify associations among human cytomegalovirus, Epstein-Barr virus and six putative periodontopathic bacteria in periodontitis lesions. MATERIAL AND METHODS Fifteen periodontitis patients (nine with aggressive periodontitis and six with chronic periodontitis) and 15… CONTINUE READING
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