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Microbiology of destructive periodontal disease in adolescent patients with congenital neutropenia - A report of 3 cases

van Winkelhoff, AJ., Schouten-van Meeteren, AYN., Baart, JA. & Vandenbroucke-Grauls, CMJE., Nov-2000, In : Journal of Clinical Periodontology. 27, 11, p. 793-798 6 p.

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  • AJ van Winkelhoff
  • AYN Schouten-van Meeteren
  • JA Baart
  • CMJE Vandenbroucke-Grauls

Background, aims: Congenital neutropenia is one condition that may predispose for destructive periodontal disease at a young age. In this report, we describe the microbiology of 3 adolescent patients with congenital neutropenia two of whom suffered from severe periodontitis.

Method: Microbiological testing of the parents was also performed in 1 case. DNA fingerprinting was used to study transmission of putative periodontal pathogens in this case. From 1 patient with periodontitis, Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans and Porphyromonas gingivalis were isolated; a 2nd periodontitis patient was infected with P. gingivalis. A 3rd patient had gingivitis only and no A. actinomycetemcomitans or P. gingivalis were found.

Results: Using the amplified fragment length polymorphism DNA fingerprinting technique, bacterial transmission between the father and a patient was shown for A. actinomycetemcomitans but not for P. gingivalis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)793-798
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Periodontology
Volume27
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov-2000

    Keywords

  • periodontitis, neutropenia, microbiology, ACTINOMYCETEMCOMITANS-ASSOCIATED PERIODONTITIS, PREPUBERTAL PERIODONTITIS, ACTINOBACILLUS-ACTINOMYCETEMCOMITANS, PORPHYROMONAS-GINGIVALIS, METRONIDAZOLE, CHILDREN, FAMILY

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