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Prevalence and Diagnosis of Molar-Incisor- Hypomineralisation (MIH): A systematic review.
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PMID:  20403299     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: This was to review the literature published, to point out shortcomings and to suggest areas in need of improvement concerning the diagnosis and prevalence of MIH. METHODS: A broad search of the PubMed database was conducted. Relevant papers published in English were identified after a review of their titles, abstracts or full reading of the papers. Papers were selected if the number of children with at least one first permanent molar affected by demarcated opacities could be deciphered. Targeted publications were critically assessed by the author concerning examination criteria, selection and character of the study groups, examiners' calibration and result presentation. RESULTS: The initial search revealed 414 papers of which 24 met the inclusion criteria. A wide variation in defect prevalence (2.4 - 40.2 %) was reported. Cross comparison of the results of the various studies were difficult because of use of different indices and criteria, examination variability, methods of recording and different age groups. CONCLUSIONS: Further standardization of study design and methods is needed to make the results comparable.
B Jälevik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European archives of paediatric dentistry : official journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1818-6300     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Arch Paediatr Dent     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-20     Completed Date:  2010-10-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101277157     Medline TA:  Eur Arch Paediatr Dent     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-64     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Centre of Orthodontics and Paediatric Dentistry, S-581 85 Linköping, Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Brazil / epidemiology
Dental Enamel / abnormalities
Dental Enamel Hypoplasia / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*
Europe / epidemiology
Kenya / epidemiology

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