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Osteomyelitis of the mandible in sickle cell disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9212297     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report 16 cases of osteomyelitis of the mandible in patients with sickle cell disease, an incidence of 5% of all patients who presented with osteomyelitis of the jaws. There was a striking predominance of men (13/16, 81%). The mean age at presentation was 23 years. The pathogens were predominantly mixed organisms and Staphylococcus aureus. Lesions were mainly in the posterior region of the mandible, and were usually operated on under general anaesthesia with adequate provision for the prevention of hypoxia.
A A Olaitan; J T Amuda; E O Adekeye
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The British journal of oral & maxillofacial surgery     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0266-4356     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Publication Date:  1997 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-08-14     Completed Date:  1997-08-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8405235     Medline TA:  Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg     Country:  SCOTLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  190-2     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Dental Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Hospital, Kaduna, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Anemia, Sickle Cell / complications*
Anoxia / prevention & control
Hemoglobin, Sickle / analysis
Mandibular Diseases / etiology*,  surgery
Osteomyelitis / etiology*,  surgery
Sex Factors
Staphylococcal Infections
Streptococcal Infections
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Hemoglobin, Sickle

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