Table 6.

Oral health status in Ig-deficient patients compared with normal subjects

No. of subjects in study group (age [yr])Plaque bacterial countsaClinical index scoreaReference(s)
S. mutansSuspected periodontal pathogensCaries experiencePlaque accumulationGingival inflammationPeriodontal destruction
23 (3–43)LowerSimilarLowerSimilarLowerSimilar 62,393, 394
25 (20–69)NTb SimilarSimilarSimilarSimilarSimilar 102
45 (3–50)NTNTHigherSimilarSimilarSimilar 257
22 (3–36)HigherNTHigherSimilarSimilarSimilar 90
25 (4–36)NTNTHigherNTNTNT 19
12 (5–12)SimilarNTLowerNTNTNT 137
  • a Given for Ig-deficient patients as a comparison with normal subjects.

  • b NT, not tested.