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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences
Piracicaba Dental School - UNICAMP
EISSN: 1677-3225
Vol. 12, No. 3, 2013, pp. 153-157
Bioline Code: os13031
Full paper language: English
Document type: Literature Review
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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, Vol. 12, No. 3, 2013, pp. 153-157

 en Prevalence of orofacial alterations in sickle cell disease: a review of literature
Santos, Poliana Ramos Braga; Machado, Paula Dioné Casais e Silva; Passos, Cristina Pinho; Aguiar, Marcio Cajazeira; Nascimento, Roberto José Meyer & Campos, Maria Isabela Guimarães


Aim: To evaluate the manifestations of sickle cell disease on the orofacial complex through a review of current literature concerning prevalence of dental caries, periodontal disease, temporomandibular joint disorders and radiographic alterations of maxillofacial bones.
Methods: Full-text papers retrieved from MEDLINE and LILACS electronic databases were critically reviewed.
Results: Alterations of maxillofacial bones are well documented in the literature, but studies reporting caries, periodontal condition and temporomandibular joint alterations in are scarce and inconclusive.
Conclusion: Further well-designed epidemiological studies are needed to indicate the real impact of this disease on the stomatognathic health, collaborating to improve public health policies.

sickle cell anemia; hemoglobin C disease; dental caries; periodontal diseases; temporomandibular joint; diagnostic X-ray

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