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Chronic Presence of Epstein Barr Virus in Sulcular and Junctional Epithelial Tissue From Gingiva is Associated With Severe Periodontitis

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2010 by Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice Identifier:
First received: November 17, 2010
Last updated: August 6, 2012
Last verified: November 2010
The etiopathogenesis of periodontal disease results from complex interaction between infectious agents, mainly including bacteria, and host cellular and humoral immune responses. However it is thought that bacteria-induced pathogenesis is not sufficient alone to explain all biological and clinical features of the destructive periodontal disease. The main hypothesis is that herpesviruses, such as Epstein-Barr Virus, may participate as well by altering epithelial gingival cell biology and consequently may promote the initiation and progression of periodontitis.

Condition Intervention
Parodontitis Aggressive Parodontitis Chronic Procedure: Biopsy Procedure: biopsy

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science

Further study details as provided by Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Presence/absence of EBV in the epithelial cells of periodontal pockets (by Immunofluorescence and in situ Hybridization [ Time Frame: at time = 0 (baseline) ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Presence/ absence of latency and/or lytic proteins (by immunofluorescence and in situ hybridization [ Time Frame: at time = 0 (baseline) ]
  • - Epithelial tissue infected (by Immunofluorescence and In situ Hybridization) : detection of oral gingival epithelium, sulcular epithelium, junctional epithelium. [ Time Frame: at time = 0 (baseline) ]

Estimated Enrollment: 6
Study Start Date: January 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2013
Primary Completion Date: February 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: chronic periodontitis Procedure: Biopsy
dental extraction and gingival epithelial biopsy
Active Comparator: agressive periodontitis Procedure: biopsy
dental extraction and gingival epithelial biopsy
Active Comparator: healthy patients Procedure: Biopsy
dental extraction and gingival epithelial biopsy


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Men exclusively
  • 12 years minimum
  • 2 patients affected by chronic periodontitis
  • 2 patients affected by aggressive periodontitis
  • 2 healthy patients (orthodontics extraction)
  • Subject who have read and understood the information note relative under investigation and who have signed the informed consent
  • Subject whose legal representative signed the parental consent (if minor patient)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient with contre-indication to dental extraction
  • Patient witn serious blood disease
  • Patient who exhibits systemic condition incompatible with the realization of the study
  • Patient treated with oral retinoids, bisphosphonates, oral anticoagulants and anticonvulsivants
  • Patient who presents za buccal carcinoma treated with radiotherapy
  • Patient who have received during the past 6 months: anti-inflammatory drugs, anti-cancerous or immunosuppressive chemiotherapy
  • Patient who presents a linguistic or psychic incapacity to understand information
  • Female patient
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01246648

Contact: OLIVERI Vanina, ARC promoteur 0033 4 92 03 42 54
Contact: DEL CONT Delphine, ARC promoteur 0033 4 92 03 47 02

CHU de Nice, Hôpital Saint Roch Recruiting
Nice, France, 06000
Contact: Severine VINCENT, PH   
Contact: Vanina OLIVERI, ARC Promoteur    0033 4 92 03 42 54   
Principal Investigator: Severine VINCENT, PH         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice
Principal Investigator: VINCENT Severine, PH CHU de Nice
  More Information

Responsible Party: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Nice Identifier: NCT01246648     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 10-PP-13
Study First Received: November 17, 2010
Last Updated: August 6, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Periodontal Diseases
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases processed this record on September 19, 2017