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LETTER TO THE EDITOR  
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 204-205
Still the role of Prevotella corporis in oral and nonoral diseases is not clear?


Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Tavana AM. Still the role of Prevotella corporis in oral and nonoral diseases is not clear?. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:204-5

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Tavana AM. Still the role of Prevotella corporis in oral and nonoral diseases is not clear?. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Jul 9];9:204-5. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2016/9/3/204/179125
Dear Sir,

Prevotella corporis (P. corporis) is a Gram-negative, anerobic bacilli that is present in the mouth and other sites of the human body.[1],[2] There are many bacteria that are involved in oral diseases either directly or indirectly.[3],[4],[5] Possibly there are many bacteria which are not identified at the present time, and maybe different microorganisms, including new bacteria, might be introduced in the future by scientists and researchers. In this letter to the editor, I would like to bring to your attention the point that I have mentioned in the past, that the role of P. corporis is not clear in oral diseases.[6] Still, the question remains about where it comes from into the mouth actually? What causes infection in the mouth? Whether the infection is caused by P. corporis alone or other bacteria such as Porphyromonas gingivalis (P. gingivalis) and Prevotella intermedia (P. intermedia) or Prevotella nigrescens (P. nigrescens), or other oral bacteria such as Fusobacteria spp, Peptostreptococci are also involved.[7] Anyway, the role of P. corporis is still unclear, perhaps for the lack of organism isolation, keeping them in the laboratories, or other reasons. The further studies may hopefully clear different aspects of these black-pigmented bacteria. Different health measures may be introduced for the prevention of the disease which is caused by P. corporis; thus, we look forward to see what is to happen in this field based on research data on P. corporis.

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Finegold SM, Strong CA, McTeague M, Marina M. The importance of black-pigmented gram-negative anaerobes in human infections. FEMS Immunol Med Microbiol 1993;6:77-82.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
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Finegold SM. Anaerobic infections in humans: An overview. Anaerobe 1995;1:3-9.   Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Tavana AM, Korachi M, Boote V, Hull PS, Love DN, Drucker DB. Phospholipid analogues of Porphyromonas gingivalis. J Appl Microbiol 2000;88:791-9.   Back to cited text no. 3
    
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Drucker DB, Tavana AM, Boote V, Love DN. Is Porphyromonas gingivalis heterogeneous? Rev Med Microbiol 1997;8(Suppl 1):S11-2.   Back to cited text no. 4
    
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Tavana AM, Drucker DB, Boote V. Phospholipid molecular species distribution of Porphyromonas asaccharolytica ATCC 25260T: Effects of temperature, culture age and pH. J Appl Microbiol 1998;85:1029-35.  Back to cited text no. 5
    
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Tavana AM. Isolation of P. corporis from oral cavity: What is the role of this bacterium in the mouth and other parts of the human body? Indian J Dent Res 2009;20:129.   Back to cited text no. 6
    
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Tavana AM. Heart failure and oral bacteria: How could be prevented? J Cardiovasc Dis Res 2010;1:161.  Back to cited text no. 7
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Ali Mehrabi Tavana
Health Management Research Center, Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
Iran
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.179125

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