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Avances en Periodoncia e Implantología Oral

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NAVARRO, A.; GONZALEZ, A.; GIL, F. J.  and  BASCONES. Transmisión intrafamiliar del Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans. Avances en Periodoncia [online]. 2000, vol.12, n.1, pp.49-56. ISSN 2340-3209.

In scientific literature several lines of evidence exist and link Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans with localized juvenile periodontitis lesions directly. Although evidence of familial transmission exist, it doesn't prove periodontal disease is contagious. Bacteria responsible for periodontal disease seem to be transmissible, but only after a long exposure period. No clear transmission paths were observed in the population yet. Up to now drawing conclusions about it is not possible.

Keywords : Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans; transmission; localized juvenile periodontitis.

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