Oral and Dental Care in Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia: Role of Pediatric Dentist


Atac A. S.

UHOD-ULUSLARARASI HEMATOLOJI-ONKOLOJI DERGISI, vol.19, no.1, pp.58-62, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: UHOD-ULUSLARARASI HEMATOLOJI-ONKOLOJI DERGISI
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.58-62
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: No

Abstract

The increase in the prevalence on childhood cancer and widespread use of chemotherapy in many patients leads to an increase the risk of oral infection in children. Short-term effects of cancer treatment are oral mucositis and glossitis, xerostomia, intra-oral infections, acute ascending sialadentitis and gingivitis.