aggressive periodontal disease

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Related to early-onset periodontitis: aggressive periodontitis, Juvenile Periodontitis

ag·gres·sive per·i·o·don·tal dis·ease

(ă-gres'iv per'ē-ō-don'tăl dĭz-ēz')
Rapid periodontal attachment loss and bone destruction in people who are otherwise clinically healthy; familial tendency. It can be either a localized form, in which molars and incisors are affected, or generalized. Associated bacteria are Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans and Porphyromonas gingivalis.
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Similar to the results of the present study, Yoshihara et al (20) found no association between the distribution of the VDR BsmI genotypes in the groups of generalized early-onset periodontitis, CP and healthy controls.
Papillon-Lefevre Syndrome (PLS) was first described by Papillon and Lefevre in 1924 who had reported a case of siblings with palmoplantar hyperkeratosis associated with severe early-onset periodontitis and premature loss of primary and permanent teeth.
Associations between serum antibody levels to periodontal pathogens and early-onset periodontitis.