Dental and oral condition in leprosy patients from Serra, Brazil.

@article{Souza2009DentalAO,
  title={Dental and oral condition in leprosy patients from Serra, Brazil.},
  author={Vania A Souza and Adauto Emmerich and Elizabeth M Coutinho and Margareth G Freitas and Eraci H Silva and Flavia G Merçon and Aline Cristina de Souza and Viviane A C Balla and Eliana de C{\'a}ssia Zandonadi and Rebeca R G Peixoto and Patr{\'i}cia Duarte Deps},
  journal={Leprosy review},
  year={2009},
  volume={80 2},
  pages={156-63}
}
OBJECTIVES To describe dental and periodontal diseases and oral lesions in newly diagnosed leprosy patients. DESIGN Cohort study with 99 leprosy patients carried out at the Leprosy Control Programme Outpatient Clinic, Serra-ES, Brazil. A questionnaire about demographic and clinical data was used. Clinical oral examination was performed through the decayed, missing and filled teeth index (DMFT index), the use and need of prosthesis, periodontal disease and the presence of mucous membrane oral… CONTINUE READING

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