localized juvenile periodontitis

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ju·ve·nile per·i·o·don·ti·tis

(jū'vĕ-nil per'ē-ō-don-tī'tis) [MIM*170650]
Degenerative periodontal disease of adolescents in which periodontal destruction is out of proportion to local irritating factors present on adjacent teeth; inflammatory changes become superimposed, and bone loss, migration, and extrusion are observed. Two forms are recognized: localized, in which the destruction is limited to the incisors and first molars; and generalized, involving all teeth.
Synonym(s): localized juvenile periodontitis, periodontosis.
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The correlation of gingival crevicular fluid interleukin-8 levels and periodontal status in localized juvenile periodontitis. J Periodontol 1998; 69: 1299-1304.
Metronidazole in the treatment of localized juvenile periodontitis. J Clin Periodontol.
Clinical and microbiological effects of adjunctive antibiotics in treatment of localized juvenile periodontitis. A controlled clinical trial.
Suppression of the periodontopathic microflora in localized juvenile periodontitis. J Clin Periodontol 1983; 10:565-486.
Collagenolytic activity in crevicular fluid from patients with chronic adult periodontitis, localized juvenile periodontitis and gingivitis, and from healthy control subjects.
Crevicular fluid collagenase activity in healthy, gingivitis, chronic adult periodontitis and localized juvenile periodontitis patients.
In another study following teens with localized juvenile periodontitis (characterized by rapid tissue breakdown) for six months or more, treatment reduced NMP activity.
Collagenase and collagenase inhibitor activities in crevicular fluid of patients receiving treatment for localized juvenile periodontitis. J Periodont Res 1986; 21:702-715.
Called localized juvenile periodontitis (LJP), the disease develops rapidly in the tissues around specific teeth -- the incisors and first molars.

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