Alpha Omegan 2011 Fall-Winter;104(3-4):74-8
Department of Periodontology, School of Graduate Dentistry, Rambam Health Care Campus and Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.
Aggressive periodontitis comprises a group of rapidly progressive forms of periodontitis characterized by early onset of clinical manifestations at a young age and a distinctive tendency for cases to aggregate in families. Though once believed to be a rare condition, recent evidence suggest that aggressive periodontitis is more common than assumed. The etiology of aggressive periodontitis is probably due to the expression of highly virulent causative agents in combination with high levels of susceptibility of the individual patient. Read More