The oral health status of children undergoing hemodialysis treatment


ERTUĞRUL F., Elbek-Cubukcu Ç., Sabah E., Mir S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, vol.45, no.2, pp.108-113, 2003 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Journal Name: TURKISH JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.108-113
  • Keywords: end-stage renal disease, oral health assessment, cariogenic microorganisms, CHRONIC-RENAL-FAILURE, MUTANS STREPTOCOCCI, LACTOBACILLI

Abstract

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.