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Oral Health Status of pediatric patients with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome at Omdurman centre

Oral Health Status of pediatric patients with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome at Omdurman centre

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Title: Oral Health Status of pediatric patients with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome at Omdurman centre
Author: Alsayed, Reem Abdelrouf
Abstract: Background: Children with acquired immunodifiency syndrome had oral manifestations, which can compromise their quality of life. The aim of this study was to evaluate the oral health, oral manifestations and their impact on daily performances of children with AIDS. Martial and method: This is a cross-sectional hospital based study. One hundred and three (9-15 years)patients with AIDS were interviewed using validated questionnaires for assessing oral health-related quality of life according to age group. Patients were examined according to WHO criteria to establish oral health status, in terms of dental caries and oral lesions. Result: Eighty-five out of the 103 (82.5%) had active carious lesions. Forty-two individuals (40.8%) had oral manifestations of AIDS. The most frequent oral disease was angular chilitis 14 (35%). Thirty-nine (37.9%) children experienced some kind of oral impacts on theirdaily life during the past three months. Impacts on cleaning teeth were the mostprevalent (53.8%) The most frequent problem leading to impacts was dental pain 23 (22.3%). Conclusion: Individuals with AIDS had high prevalence of caries, which compromised their oral health related quality of life. Less likely to have lesions in the oral mucosa.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/25971


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