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Mycoplasmas and recurrent oral ulceration
  1. A. M. Gordon,
  2. H. M. Dick,
  3. D. K. Mason,
  4. W. Manderson,
  5. W. B. Crichton
  1. Department of Bacteriology, Royal Infirmary, Glasgow
  2. Dental School, Glasgow


    A controlled cultural and serological investigation of mycoplasmas in recurrent oral ulceration was undertaken. No evidence for an aetiological relationship between oral mycoplasmas and this condition was obtained.

    Mycoplasmas, principally M. orale, were frequently recovered from the oral cavities of individuals with natural teeth, but rarely from edentulous subjects.

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