THE IMPORTANCE OF ORAL FOCI OF INFECTION IN RENAL-TRANSPLANTATION


YAMALIK N. , AVCIKURT U., CAGLAYAN F. , ERATALAY K.

AUSTRALIAN DENTAL JOURNAL, cilt.38, ss.108-113, 1993 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

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During the treatment of patients with renal failure or renal transplants the most important consideration is to eliminate sources of infection before and after the treatment. Acute or chronic oral infections or bacteraemias resulting from dental procedures may cause serious complications in these patients who already have lowered host resistance caused by immunosuppressant therapy. In order to determine the latest concepts from some international transplantation centres relating to the importance of and the effect of infective sources in the oral cavity, a survey form was prepared which included several questions related to oral foci of infection and renal transplantations.