Dental and periodontal health status of subjects with sickle cell disease


Guzeldemir E., Toygar H. U. , Boga C., Cilasun U.

JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCIENCES, vol.6, no.4, pp.227-234, 2011 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jds.2011.09.008
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCIENCES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.227-234
  • Keywords: 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
  • Kocaeli University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

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.