Streptococcus mutansis Vertically Transmitted From Mother to Child


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ARTICLE TITLE AND BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATIONMother-to-child transmission of Streptococcus mutans: a systematic review and meta-analysis.da Silva Bastos VA, Freitas-Fernandes LB, da Silva Fidalgo TK, Martins C, de Mattos CT, de Souza IPR, Maia LC.J Dent 2015;43(2):181–91REVIEWERJaana Gold, DDS, PhDPURPOSE/QUESTIONThe authors conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine the evidence for the vertical transmission ofS. mutansfrom mothers to their children.SOURCE OF FUNDINGBrazilian government agencies: Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq) and Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (FAPERJ).TYPE OF STUDY/DESIGNSystematic review with meta-analysis of dataLEVEL OF EVIDENCELevel 2: Limited-quality, patient-oriented evidenceSTRENGTH OF RECOMMENDATION GRADEGrade C: Disease-oriented evidence

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