Evaluation of oral and dental health status in major thalassemia patients referred to Dr. SHEIKH Hospital in Mashhad in 2002

Ajami, Behjatolmollok and Talebi, Maryam and Ebrahimi, Maasoumeh (2006) Evaluation of oral and dental health status in major thalassemia patients referred to Dr. SHEIKH Hospital in Mashhad in 2002. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 30 (Issue). pp. 99-108.

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Abstract

Introduction: The thalassaemias, a heterojenous group of inherited disorders, are caused by deficient synthesis of one or more of the chains of human haemoglobin. Oral–facial manifestations such as maxillary protrusion, severe malocclusion, marked openbite, saddle nose, protrusion of upper lip and glossitis are seen in thalassemia. Materials & Methods: In this cross-sectional descriptive study, 165 patients, consisting of 97 boys and 68 girls who supported by thalassemic society were examined. Study variables were age, sex, dental caries and gingival status. Data were analyzed by Chi-square, T test and variance analysis. Results: Mean DMFT index was 3.6±0.2, and the maximum belonged to more than 18 year old children (6.31±3.28). DMFT=0 and dmft=0 was found in 28.2% and 34.4% respectively. In relation to gingival status 33% had gingivitis, 1.8% had periodontitis and 64.8% normal gingival. Conclusion: According to the high incidence of caries and gingivitis in thalassemic patients need to be encouraged for effective preventive measures, education and dental treatment for this high risk group. Key words: Major thalasemia, oral and dental health, epidemiology.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 17:10
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 17:10
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3662

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