Does the chemistry in the saliva of Down syndrome children explain their low caries prevalence?

@article{Areias2013DoesTC,
  title={Does the chemistry in the saliva of Down syndrome children explain their low caries prevalence?},
  author={Cristina Maria Areias and Benedita Sampaio-Maia and Viviana Marisa Pereira Macho and In{\^e}s Leal and Paulo Melo and Carla de Andrade},
  journal={European journal of paediatric dentistry : official journal of European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry},
  year={2013},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={23-6}
}
AIM The present study focuses on the relationship between dental caries and saliva components such as phosphate, calcium, potassium, chloride as well as α-amylase in children with Down syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS Forty-five Caucasian sibling pairs, with the mean age of 13±4 years compose the final sample. Stimulated whole saliva was collected from DS children and their siblings and an automatic analyser quantified the biochemical parameters. RESULTS Down syndrome children presented… CONTINUE READING
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