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Prevalence of mutans streptococci and dental caries in Pakistani children.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1433806     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The caries status of two hundred and eighteen 12 year old school children from four schools of Karachi and Lahore was determined through a WHO pathfinder survey. In addition, the levels of mutans streptococci in the sample were estimated in order to define the proportion of children with high and low mutans levels. A mean DMFT of 1.82 (1.67-0.03-0.12), for decayed and filled teeth respectively; 42% were caries free. Four mutans streptococci; 22% had mutans class 0, 22% class 1, 31% class 2 and 25% class 3. The mean DMFT was respectively, 1.0 + 1.23, 0.98 + 1.52, 2.03 + 2.36 and 3.04 + 3.08. The difference was statistically significant. Twenty four children had 5 or more DMF all except two of them, belonging to mutans classes 2 or 3.
R Maher; A Khan; S Rahimtoola; D Bratthall
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association     Volume:  42     ISSN:  0030-9982     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pak Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1992 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-17     Completed Date:  1992-12-17     Revised Date:  2008-02-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501162     Medline TA:  J Pak Med Assoc     Country:  PAKISTAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  213-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dentistry, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Karachi.
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MeSH Terms
Dental Caries / epidemiology*,  microbiology*
Mouth / microbiology*
Pakistan / epidemiology
Streptococcus mutans / isolation & purification*

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