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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2007  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 140-143

Dental considerations in the management of children suffering from sickle cell disease: A case report


Department of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, Sharad Pawar Dental College & Hospital, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Y Ramakrishna
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Sharad Pawar Dental College and Hospital, Sawangi (Meghe), Wardha - 442 004, Maharashatra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.36566

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Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetically derived disorder characterized by the presence of an abnormal hemoglobin molecule, designated as hemoglobin S (HbS). It is one of the most common genetic disorder worldwide, with an estimated 70 million people carrying the sickle gene. This article describes the dental considerations in managing a 6-year-old child suffering from SCD (SS type).






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