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Enamel defects in the primary dentition of preterm and full-term children.
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PMID:  24046988     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
AIM: This study compared enamel defects in children born prematurely and at term.
METHOD: 96 children born at term (G1), and with 96 children born prematurely (G2) were studied.
RESULTS: A higher prevalence of enamel defects was found in the premature group, with a predominance of hypoplasia. In G1, 64 teeth displayed enamel defects (51 opacities and 13 hypoplasias). In G2, 110 defective teeth were found, (29 opacities and 81 hypoplasias). A significant correlation was found between very low birth weight (VLBW) and the presence of these defects (p < or = 0.001). The teeth most affected were the incisors, canines and molars.
CONCLUSION: Prematurity, in conjunction with other factors, can predispose children to enamel defects.
D B L Gravina; V R N Cruvinel; T D P L Azevedo; O A Toledo; A C B Bezerra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of clinical pediatric dentistry     Volume:  37     ISSN:  1053-4628     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Pediatr Dent     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-09-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100079     Medline TA:  J Clin Pediatr Dent     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  391-5     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Catholic University of Brasilia, Brazil.
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