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Trends in Susceptibility to Aggressive Periodontal Disease

Journal: International Journal of Dentistry and Oral Health (Vol.2, No. 4)

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Page : 1-5

Keywords : Aggressive periodontitis; Juvenile periodontitis; Aggregatibacter Actinomycetemcomitans; LtxA;

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Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans is a gram-negative microbe involved in periodontitis. Strains with varying degrees of virulence have been identified, in healthy and periodontally compromised individuals alike. Hosts mount differential immune responses to its various serotypes and virulence factors. Studies have explored host immune response in terms of antibody titers, leukocyte responses, and specific inflammatory mediators, questioning the ways in which the infectious microorganism survives. This mini-review will identify the key themes in immune response patterns of individuals both affected by and free from aggressive periodontal disease, thereby using it to understand various forms of periodontitis.

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