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, pp.227-234, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 6 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jds.2011.09.008
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.227-234

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.