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Increased Detection Rate of Prevotella Intermedia among Pregnant Periodontitis Patients in Romania

Volume 2 - Issue 1

Igor Jelihovschi1, Olivia Simona Dorneanu*1, Raluca Ioana Serban1, Aida Corina Badescu1, Ramona Gabriela Ursu1, Ioana Alexandra Martu2, Sorina Mihaela Solomon2, Luminita Smaranda Iancu1

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    • 1Department of Preventive Medicine and Interdisciplinary, Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania
    • 2Department of Odontology-Periodontology, Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania

    *Corresponding author: Olivia Simona Dorneanu, AssociateProfessor, Phd, Microbiology, Department of Preventive Medicine and Interdisciplinarity,Grigore T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania Email:

Received: January 03, 2018;   Published: January 10, 2018

DOI: 10.26717/BJSTR.2018.02.000646

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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

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