Epidemiology of necrotizing ulcerative gingival lesions in adolescents.

@article{Lpez2002EpidemiologyON,
  title={Epidemiology of necrotizing ulcerative gingival lesions in adolescents.},
  author={Rodrigo L{\'o}pez and Otman Fern{\'a}ndez and Gail B Jara and V Baelum},
  journal={Journal of periodontal research},
  year={2002},
  volume={37 6},
  pages={439-44}
}
OBJECTIVE AND BACKGROUND Relatively little is known about the epidemiology of necrotizing ulcerative gingival lesions (NUG) in adolescent populations. Most studies have comprised special target groups, such as military recruits, HIV patients, or severely malnourished subjects. METHODS A multistage random cluster sampling scheme was used to obtain a sample of 9203 students aged 12-21 years from 98 of a total of 618 high schools in Santiago, Chile. Students were given a clinical oral… CONTINUE READING

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