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Thirty-six synovial fluid samples of temporomandibular joints were obt
ained from 33 patients with pain and anterior disk displacement (close
d lock) in the joints. DNAs were prepared from the samples and amplifi
ed by a PCR-based assay specific for Mycoplasma salivarium or Mycoplas
ma fermentans. Of the 36 samples, five (14%), three (8%) and 19 (53%)
were positive for M. salivarium, M. fermentans and both, respectively.
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