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 dental abscesses, where obligate anaerobes predominate. P. intermedia is thought to be more prevalent in patients with noma. [1]

P. intermedia use steroid hormones as growth factors, so their numbers are higher in pregnant women.[citation needed] It has also been isolated from women with bacterial vaginosis.[2]

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  2. ^ Africa, Charlene; Nel, Janske; Stemmet, Megan (2014). "Anaerobes and Bacterial Vaginosis in Pregnancy: Virulence Factors Contributing to Vaginal Colonisation". International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 11 (7): 6979–7000. ISSN 1660-4601. PMC 4113856Freely accessible. PMID 25014248. doi:10.3390/ijerph110706979. 

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