Abstract

In view of recent understanding of the association of periodontal infections and adverse pregnancy outcomes, the present investigation was undertaken to study the periodontal infections among 390 asymptomatic pregnant women and to find an association of bacterial etiologies with the disease. Prevalence of gingivitis was 38% and clinical periodontitis was 10% among the study population. Subgingival plaque specimens were subjected to multiplex PCR targeting ten putative periodontopathogenic bacteria. Among the periodontitis group, high detection rates of Porphyromonas gingivalis (56%), Prevotella nigrescens (44%), Treponema denticola (32%), and Prevotella intermedius (24%) were noted along with significant association with the disease (P < 0.05).

Original languageEnglish
Article number420149
JournalInternational Journal of Microbiology
Volume2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Periodontitis
Pregnant Women
Prevotella nigrescens
Treponema denticola
Prevotella
Porphyromonas gingivalis
Gingivitis
Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction
Pregnancy Outcome
Infection
Bacteria
Population

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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