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Prevalence of malocclusion and assessment of treatment needs in β-thalassemia major children

Overview of attention for article published in Progress in Orthodontics, March 2016
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Prevalence of malocclusion and assessment of treatment needs in β-thalassemia major children
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Progress in Orthodontics, March 2016
DOI 10.1186/s40510-016-0120-6
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Deepak Kumar Gupta, Satinder Pal Singh, Ashok Utreja, Sanjeev Verma

Abstract

The objective of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of malocclusion and treatment needs in transfusion dependent β-thalassemia major children. One hundred transfusion dependent β-thalassemia major children visiting the Department of Pediatrics were selected randomly and evaluated for malocclusion with Angle's classification and Dewey's modification. The orthodontic treatment needs were also assessed using Grainger's treatment priority index (TPI). The orthodontic treatment needs were compared to normal children. The assessment of treatment needs revealed a higher prevalence of handicapping and severely handicapping malocclusion in thalassemic children compared to normal children. The thalassemic patients were found to show significantly more Angle's Class II malocclusion (55 % vs. 15.7 %) when compared to normal children. The higher prevalence of Angle's Class II malocclusion and definitive malocclusion in thalassemic children indicates the importance of preventive orthodontic procedures and efforts towards providing orthodontic treatment to these children.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 75 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 14 19%
Student > Master 10 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 9%
Other 5 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 7%
Other 16 21%
Unknown 18 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 47 63%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 3%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 3%
Materials Science 2 3%
Social Sciences 1 1%
Other 3 4%
Unknown 18 24%

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