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Orthodontic treatment in a patient with sickle cell anemia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22051492     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Sickle cell anemia is a common hereditary hematologic disease. It affects many systems and tissues in the body, including the mouth. Delayed tooth eruption, an uncommon degree of periodontitis, alterations in the cells of the tongue surface, hypomaturation and hypomineralization in enamel and dentin, pulp calcifications, hypercementosis, and bone alterations resulting in maxillary protrusion and formation of a thick trabecular pattern are some oral manifestations of the disease. The aim of this study was to report the orthodontic treatment of a patient with sickle cell anemia. Treatment consisted of correcting a Class II dental and skeletal pattern with an extraoral appliance combined with a fixed orthodontic appliance. From the orthodontic point of view, the results were satisfactory: the occlusion was normalized, and the patient's health was maintained throughout the entire treatment period.
Authors:
Matheus Melo Pithon
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics     Volume:  140     ISSN:  1097-6752     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop     Publication Date:  2011 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8610224     Medline TA:  Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  713-9     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2011 American Association of Orthodontists. Published by Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Professor, Southwest Bahia University UESB, Jequié, Bahia, Brazil; doctor of orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro - UFRJ, Brazil; diplomate of Brazilian Board of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
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