Vertical and Horizontal Transmission of Streptococcus Mutans and Effective Factors: An In Vivo Study


Esra K., Nurhan O., Yilmaz A. D. , Berrin O.

JOURNAL OF ADVANCED ORAL RESEARCH, vol.11, no.2, pp.172-179, 2020 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/2320206820942694
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF ADVANCED ORAL RESEARCH
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.172-179
  • Keywords: AP-PCR, Horizontal transmission, Streptococcus mutans, Vertical transmission, TO-CHILD TRANSMISSION, GENOTYPIC DIVERSITY, ORAL COLONIZATION, RISK-FACTORS, CARIES, ACQUISITION, SOBRINUS, INFANTS, TOOTH
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Aim: The degree of vertical (intrafamilial) and horizontal (extrafamilial) transfer of Streptococcus mutans (S. mutans) to a child shows differences according to cultures. The wrong care habits may result in transfer of S. mutans. The aim of this study was to determine the vertical and horizontal transmission of S. mutans to a child and effective factors.