Is malaria a predisposing factor for third molar pericoronitis in the tropics?

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BACKGROUND Malaria is an important disease in the tropics, and its role as a predisposing factor or co morbidity has been investigated in many diseases including HIV infection and tuberculosis. There are very few studies, which have investigated its role in oral and dental diseases. Our study aimed to demonstrate the possible role of malaria in predisposing… (More)

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@article{Owotade2006IsMA, title={Is malaria a predisposing factor for third molar pericoronitis in the tropics?}, author={Foluso John Owotade and Kehinde Emmanuel Adebiyi and Oladipo A. Aboderin and Olawunmi Adedoyin Fatusi and Eyitope O. Ogunbodede and Okechukwu Akueme}, journal={The Journal of infection}, year={2006}, volume={53 1}, pages={56-9} }