Isolation of Helicobacter pylori from dental plaques in healthy volunteers

Indian J Gastroenterol. 1990 Oct;9(4):271-2.


The presence of Helicobacter pylori (H pylori) was looked for in dental plaques of 40 healthy volunteers by CLO test, culture and smear stained with Warthin-Starry stain. H pylori was found to be present in the dental plaques of all 40 volunteers. The dental plaque is an important reservoir of H pylori.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Dental Plaque / microbiology*
  • Female
  • Helicobacter pylori / isolation & purification*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male