Relationship between Campylobacter rectus and periodontal status during pregnancy.

INTRODUCTION In a previous study, we showed that the growth of Campylobacter rectus is stimulated by the presence of female sex hormones in the culture medium. In the present study, we examined the relationship between C. rectus levels in the saliva and the periodontal status of pregnant women. METHODS Unstimulated whole saliva was collected from 22… (More)