Dental and periodontal health status of subjects with sickle cell disease


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

JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCIENCES, cilt.6, ss.227-234, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 6 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jds.2011.09.008
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.227-234

Özet

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.