TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.45, no.2, pp.108-113, 2003 (SCI-Expanded)
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TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
end-stage renal disease, oral health assessment, cariogenic microorganisms, CHRONIC-RENAL-FAILURE, MUTANS STREPTOCOCCI, LACTOBACILLI
Bursa Uludag University Affiliated:
In this study, we investigated the oral status of children suffering from end-stage renal disease (ESRD) with the aim of determining the causes of low caries prevalence in this population (using the CRT(R) bacteria and buffer test), and compared results with a control group (n=38). In the study group, there were 38 children (aged 4-17 years) who were being treated in pediatric nephrology units at three different hospitals in Izmir, Turkey.