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The practice by traditional healers in Tanzania of extracting tooth buds or of rubbing herbs on to the gingivae of young children to cure fevers and diarrhoea has been known for many years. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of these practices in different regions of Tanzania and to identify sociological and environmental factors(More)
The practice by traditional healers of extracting tooth buds as a cure for diarrhoea and fevers in children has existed in Tanzania for many years, but its extent is not known. This paper reports on the prevalence of missing primary teeth due to this practice among children living in Manghweta, a remote village in Tanzania. All children (n = 262) aged 5(More)
We report a detailed study on oral lesions and their association with the WHO revised provisional case definition of AIDS as well as serologic signs of HIV infection among 186 patients in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The patient material consisted of 39 hospitalized suspected AIDS patients, 44 medical nonsuspected patients, 53 dental outpatients, and 50(More)
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