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Relationship between periodontal disease and preterm low birth weight: systematic review

Source: Pan African Medical Journal (2016)


Periodontal disease is a neglected bacterial infection that causes destruction of the periodontium in pregnant women. Yet its impact on the occurrence of adverse pregnancy outcomes has not systematically evaluated and there is no clear statement on the relationship between periodontal disease and preterm low birth weight.


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