Periodontal pathogens in the placenta and membranes in term and preterm birth
Introduction: Preterm birth is a common cause of adverse neonatal and childhood outcomes. It is commonly associated with infection of the maternal-fetal interface. The relationship between periodontitis and preterm labour is controversial. Methods: Control placental tissues from uncomplicated term births were compared with those from spontaneous preterm births for incidence of common periodontal bacteria. A chi-square analysis was used to compare the populations, with significance determined...[Show more]
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