Preventing preterm birth: The pathogenic role of oral microbes in preeclampsia and intrauterine infection

Sizzle vanterpool

Nationality Dutch

Year of selection 2012

Institution Maastricht University

Country Netherlands

Risk Health


3 years

120000 €

Preterm birth and a mother's oral health

One reason for preterm birth, the main cause of perinatal death, could be maternal periodontitis, an oral infection, spreading to the uterus and placenta. Sizzle Vanterpool aims to develop a vaccine against the bacteria so dangerous for the unborn child.

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