*Corresponding author:Olivia Simona Dorneanu, AssociateProfessor, Phd, Microbiology, Department of Preventive Medicine and Interdisciplinarity,Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received: January 03, 2018; Published: January 10, 2018
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Associated to pregnancy hormonal variations in plasma are favorable conditions to developing or exacerbating preexistent periodontitis. Pregnancy associated periodontal inflammation is correlated with or correlates with increasing abundance of Prevotella Intermedia in the periodontal pocket. In the present study we quantified by qPCR the subgingival counts of total bacteria, P. Intermedia and Porphyromonas gingivalis in pregnant women, non-pregnant and male comparatively to assess the distribution patterns of P. Intermedia in periodontitis patients according to the pregnancy status of the host. P. intermedia is detected more frequently and in greater abundance in pregnant periodontitis patients.
Keywords: Periodontal disease; qPCR; Pregnancy; Prevotella Intermedia