Indian Journal of Oral Sciences

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 70--73

Oral and dental management of leukemic children


Saurabh Ramesh Joshi1, Gowri Swaminatham Pendyala2, Vikrant O Kasat3, Viddyasagar Mopagar1, Shantanu Chaudhari4 
1 Department of Pedodontics, Rural Dental College, Loni, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Periodontics, Rural Dental College, Loni, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rural Dental College, Loni, Maharashtra, India
4 Department of Pedodontics, Government Dental College, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Vikrant O Kasat
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rural Dental College, Loni - 413 736, Maharashtra
India

Leukemia is the most common malignancy in children which constitutes approximately 30% of all childhood cancers. Leukemia is the malignancy of white blood cells precursors in which the normal marrow elements are replaced by the poorly formed blast cells. Bone marrow transplantation along with a high dose of chemotherapy and radiotherapy is the most accepted treatment for acute leukemias. Leukemic patients suffer from acute complications in the oral cavity and long-term complications in dental and craniofacial development secondary to antineoplastic therapy. This review aims to provide an insight into clinical research evidence available for the management of leukemic patients in the dental office. For review, a search of źDQ╗PubMedźDQ╗ and źDQ╗Google ScholarźDQ╗ was made with the keywords źDQ╗acute leukemia AND dental management,źDQ╗ źDQ╗oral health considerations AND leukemic children,źDQ╗ źDQ╗chemotherapy AND acute leukemia,źDQ╗ źDQ╗radiotherapy AND acute leukemia.źDQ╗ It was supplemented with hand search to identify related published articles in the dental journals.


How to cite this article:
Joshi SR, Pendyala GS, Kasat VO, Mopagar V, Chaudhari S. Oral and dental management of leukemic children.Indian J Oral Sci 2016;7:70-73


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Joshi SR, Pendyala GS, Kasat VO, Mopagar V, Chaudhari S. Oral and dental management of leukemic children. Indian J Oral Sci [serial online] 2016 [cited 2017 May 25 ];7:70-73
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