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The association between gender and tooth loss in a small rural population of South Africa
(Science Publishing Group, 2013)
Periodontal disease, which attacks the gums and supporting structures of the tooth, is one of the major causes of tooth loss in adults. Few studies on general well-being have compared the differences in oral health between ...
Is human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) stage an independent risk factor for altering the periodontal status of HIV-positive patients? A South African study
(BioMed Central, 2013)
Background: The immunosuppresion in HIV patients makes them highly susceptible to microbial infections. The aim of the study was to establish whether HIV stage (as depicted by CD4+ T lymphocyte counts) could independently ...
BANA-positive plaque samples are associated with oral hygiene practices and not CD4+ T cell counts in HIV-positive patients
(Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2012)
Background. The “red complex” microorganisms, namely, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Treponema denticola, and Tannerella forsythia are considered as potential pathogens causing HIV-associated periodontal diseases. Moreover, ...
Oral colonization of Gram-negative anaerobes as a risk factor for preterm birth
(Landes Bioscience, 2011)
Preterm birth significantly impacts on neonatal morbidity and mortality and is apparently increasing worldwide. Several studies have attempted to define a causative role for periodontal disease in adverse pregnancy ...
Bacterial morphotype grading for periodontal disease assessment
(Nature Publishing Group, 2017)
BACKGROUND: Listgarten and Hellden (1978) used darkfield microscopy of wet mounts to differentiate between healthy and periodontally diseased sites in the mouth by expressing the different bacterial morphotypes observed ...