High PCR Copy-Counts of Periodontal Pathogens in Saliva are Associated with Periodontal Disease Status

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Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Salivary infectious agents and periodontal disease status.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

Saygun I, Nizam SI, Keskiner N, Bal V, Kubar A, Acikel C, et al.

Article Title and Bibliographic Information

J Periodont Res 2011:46:235–9.


Paul I. Eke, PhD, MPH, PhD


To determine if salivary counts of 6 periodontal pathogens and Epstein-Barr virus could distinguish between persons with periodontal health, gingivitis, chronic periodontitis, and aggressive periodontitis

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Type of Study/Design

Cross-sectional study

Level of Evidence

Level 3: Other evidence

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Not applicable

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