Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 197--201

Molluscum contagiosum and dental caries: A pertinent combination


S Dixit1, M Chaudhary2, A Singh3 
1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, New Horizon Dental College and Research Center, Sakri, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, New Horizon Dental College and Research Center, Sakri, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India
3 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pimpri, Pune, Maharashatra, India

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S Dixit
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, New Horizon Dental College and Research Center, Sakri, Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh - 495 001
India

Background: In recent decades, there has been a tremendous surge of interest in issues related to child health. The present study was carried out to reveal the DMFT/deft status of children in the age group of 1-12 years, residing in orphanages from Pune, India. Aims and Objectives: To explore the DMFT/deft status in various orphanages from Pune (India). To find out differences, if any, between the DMFT/deft status in orphanages from Pune, India, and the general population of children below 12 years of age in Maharashtra state, India as well as all over India. Results: DMFT/deft of the orphanages was found to be 2.58 in the age group 1-5 years and 2.5 in the age group 6-12 years with caries prevalence in 70.27% of the children. An incidental finding of Molluscum contagiosum was observed in a significant percentage of children. The total percentage of children afflicted by Molluscum contagiosum was found to be 24.32%. Conclusion: The higher incidence of Molluscum contagiosum in children residing in orphanages as compared to the normal population of the same age group was reflected in the higher incidence of DMFT/deft in orphanages as compared to the normal population.


How to cite this article:
Dixit S, Chaudhary M, Singh A. Molluscum contagiosum and dental caries: A pertinent combination.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2009;27:197-201


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Dixit S, Chaudhary M, Singh A. Molluscum contagiosum and dental caries: A pertinent combination. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Dec 4 ];27:197-201
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