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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2012, vol. 18, book 2
Subject Collection: Oral and Dental Medicine
Pages: 157-162
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.2012182.157
Published online: 08 March 2012

J of IMAB 2012; 18(2):157-162
Marieta D. Belcheva1, Angelina Kiselova-Yaneva1, Maya Rashkova2, Tsonko Uzunov3, Assya Krasteva1, Stefan Panaiotov4, Victoria Levterova4, Sashka Targova3, Milena Georgieva3, Nadia Brankova4
1) Department of Imaging and Oral Diagnostic, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Sofia;
2) Department of Pediatric Dental Medicine, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Sofia;
3) Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University, Sofia;
4) NationalCenter of Infectious and Parasitic Diseases, Sofia,

Periodontal diseases are socially significant diseases, which occur in adults but in children and adolescents as well. Despite a low prevalence of aggressive periodontitis at a young age, its severity is a challenge for pediatric dentistry.
The goal of this study is to find if the prevalence of Porphyromonas gingivalis among children whose parents suffer from periodontal diseases is greater than among children with healthy parents.
- Polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
- Culture method.
When PCR was used P.gingivalis was found in 35.5% of parents with periodontitis and in 6,5% of their children, children with healthy parents and their parents. No statistically significant relation (P>0.05) between periodontal parents and their children was found.
When culture method was used P.gingivalis was not detected.
Studying such correlations and standardizing methods of detection could contribute the evaluation of periodontal disease risk in adolescents.

Key words: P.gingivalis, transmission, periodontitis, plaque.

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Please cite this article as: Belcheva MD, Kiselova-Yaneva A, Rashkova M, Uzunov T, Krasteva A, Panaiotov S, Levterova V, Targova S, Georgieva M, Brankova N. Transmission of Porphyromonas gingivalis from caregivers to children. J of IMAB. 2012; 18(2):157-162. doi: 10.5272/jimab.2012182.157

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Accepted for publication: 06 December 2011
Issue published online: 09 March 2012

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