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The oral microbiome and adverse pregnancy outcomes

Source: International Journal of Women’s Health (2017)

Significant evidence supports an association between periodontal pathogenic bacteria

and preterm birth and preeclampsia. The virulence properties assigned to specific oral pathogenic bacteria, for example, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Filifactor alocis, Campylobacter rectus, and others, render them as potential collaborators in adverse outcomes of pregnancy.

Periodontal pathogens and adverse pregnancy 2017
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