Flow rate and chemistry of parotid saliva related to dental caries and gingivitis in patients with thalassaemia major.

@article{SiamopoulouMavridou1992FlowRA,
  title={Flow rate and chemistry of parotid saliva related to dental caries and gingivitis in patients with thalassaemia major.},
  author={Antigoni Siamopoulou-Mavridou and Anestis Mavridis and Emmanuel Galanakis and S A Vasakos and H Fatourou and Petros Lapatsanis},
  journal={International journal of paediatric dentistry},
  year={1992},
  volume={2 2},
  pages={93-7}
}
Twenty-one child patients with thalassaemic major (TM) and 83 healthy control children were examined for dental caries and gingivitis. Stimulated parotid gland secretions were collected from each child. Parotid saliva flow rate was measured and the saliva samples were tested for calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sodium, urea, lysozyme and immunoglobulin levels (IgA, IgG, IgM). The results showed that dental caries experience was significantly higher in the TM group. Parotid saliva flow rates in… CONTINUE READING

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