Prevotella intermedia

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Prevotella intermedia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Bacteroidetes
Class: Bacteroidia
Order: Bacteroidales
Family: Prevotellaceae
Genus: Prevotella
Species: P. intermedia

Prevotella intermedia (formerly Bacteroides intermedius) is a Gram-negative, obligate anaerobic pathogenic bacterium involved in periodontal infections, including gingivitis and periodontitis, and often found in acute necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis . It is commonly isolated from dentoalveolar abscesses, where obligate anaerobes predominate. P. intermedia is thought to be more prevalent in patients with noma known also as cancrum oris. [1]

P. intermedia use steroids as growth factors, so their numbers are higher in pregnant women.

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