The relationship between salivary IgA levels and dental caries in children.

@article{Ranadheer2011TheRB,
  title={The relationship between salivary IgA levels and dental caries in children.},
  author={Eraveni Ranadheer and Ullal A Nayak and N. Venugopal Reddy and V. Arun Prasad Rao},
  journal={Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={106-12}
}
PURPOSE The aim of the study was to find the relationship between salivary IgA (s-IgA) levels and dental caries in children. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 40 children in the age group of 8 to 12 years were selected and divided into two groups. Group I with DMFT score 0 and Group II with DMFT score ≥3. The whole unstimulated s-IgA levels were estimated using ELISA method. RESULTS Whole s-IgA levels were significantly higher in group II with DMFT score ≥3 as compared with group I with DMFT… CONTINUE READING