Objective: The aim of this prospective controlled study is the comparison between long-term children survived leukaemia and a control group in terms of the decayed, missing or filled permanent teeth (DMFT) and dental anomalies. Study design: Fifty-two long term children survived leukaemia, aged from 8 to 15 years (27 females, 25 males; mean age 11.5 years) were evaluated for the possible effects of the anti-leukaemic therapy on dental development and compared to a control group of 52 healthy children (27 females, 25 males, mean age 11 years). All long-term children who survived were at least 24 months in continuous complete remission. The study of the dental status with a routine oral examination and panoramic radiographs was performed. The DMFT (recorded according to the WHO criteria) and dental anomalies were registered and evaluated. Results: The results of this study evidence that long-term children survived leukaemia, in comparison with the control group, have an higher risk to develop dental caries and show a greater severity of dental anomalies including V-shaped roots, dental agenesis, microdontia, enamel dysplasias. Conclusions: Paediatric patients with haemathological diseases require a special attentions in dental care in addition to the antineoplastic treatment. Therefore, oral hygiene and oral health can be maintained thanks to a close cooperation between the paediatric oncohaematologists, pediatrics dental surgeons and dental hygienists. © Medicina Oral S. L.
Lauritano, D., & Petruzzi, M. (2012). Decayed, missing and filled teeth and dental anomalies in long term survived leukemic children: a prospective controlled study. MEDICINA ORAL, PATOLOGÍA ORAL Y CIRUGÍA BUCAL, 17(6), 977-980 [10.4317/medoral.17955].
|Citazione:||Lauritano, D., & Petruzzi, M. (2012). Decayed, missing and filled teeth and dental anomalies in long term survived leukemic children: a prospective controlled study. MEDICINA ORAL, PATOLOGÍA ORAL Y CIRUGÍA BUCAL, 17(6), 977-980 [10.4317/medoral.17955].|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Decayed, missing and filled teeth and dental anomalies in long term survived leukemic children: a prospective controlled study|
|Autori:||Lauritano, D; Petruzzi, M|
LAURITANO, DORINA (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Rivista:||MEDICINA ORAL, PATOLOGÍA ORAL Y CIRUGÍA BUCAL|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.4317/medoral.17955|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|