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A Journal on Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery
Minerva Stomatologica 2003 May;52(5):211-8
Role of human viruses in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease
Grassi F. R., Pappalardo S., Frateiacci A., Scortichini A., Petruzzi M.
Human viruses play a fundamental role in the pathogenesis of periodontal disease due to their intrinsec capacity to interfere with immune system of the host. Herpesvirus maybe involved in the onset or progress of a number of periodontal diseases while HIV seems to be related to the linear gingival erythema (LGE) and necrotizing ulcerative periodontitis (NUP).