JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCIENCES, vol.6, no.4, pp.227-234, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCIENCES
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
bone disease, dental treatment, panoramic radiograph, periodontal disease, sickle cell disease, CARBOXYLIC-ACID CONCENTRATION, GINGIVAL CREVICULAR FLUID, GLOBIN GENE-EXPRESSION, POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN, NITRIC-OXIDE, RISK-FACTORS, ANEMIA, OSTEOPOROSIS, INFLAMMATION, NIGERIANS
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Background/purpose: Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a chronic, hereditary, autosomal recessive disorder. The pathophysiology of SCD is thought to result from polymerization of hemoglobin S in red blood cells under hypoxic conditions, which results in vaso-occlusion. The aim of this study was to determine the periodontal and dental health status of patients with SCD.