'Killer' canines: the morbidity and mortality of ebino in northern Uganda.

@article{Iriso2000KillerCT,
  title={'Killer' canines: the morbidity and mortality of ebino in northern Uganda.},
  author={Robert Iriso and Sandro Accorsi and S Akena and Jackson Amone and Massimo Fabiani and Nicoletta Ferrarese and Matthew Lukwiya and T Rosolen and Silvia Declich},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2000},
  volume={5 10},
  pages={706-10}
}
In northern Uganda, unerupted primary canine teeth are commonly extracted because they are believed to cause diarrhoea, vomiting, and fever. This practice, known as ebino, is performed under very crude conditions often using unclean tools. To evaluate the morbidity and mortality of complications related to ebino, we retrospectively analysed discharge… CONTINUE READING