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Presence of Entamoebagingivalis in dental patients

Authors: Wssam M AL-SAEED --- Hind J MAHMOOD
Journal: Al-Rafidain Dental Journal مجلة الرافدين لطب الأسنان ISSN: 18121217 Year: 2001 Volume: 1 Issue: 1 Pages: 65-68
Publisher: Mosul University جامعة الموصل


This study has been carried out to investigate the presence of E. gingivalis in dental patients in Mosul. Soa total of 115 patients with different oral pathological conditions (dental caries, periodontitis, gingivitis & abscess) were examined. The result revealed 52 (45.2%) were positive for the presence of Entamoebagingivalis. In addition 55 healthy individuals with good oral hygiene were also examined as control group, 3 of them (5.4%) were seen positive for the presence of parasite. Examination Was carried out by direct wet smear method.Results shows the highest incidence (53.3%) of this parasite was found in patients with dental caries, they were 24 out of 45, while the lowest incidence (26%) Was found in patients with tooth extraction, they were 4 out of 15. The present of this parasite was (46.7%) in males and (43.3%) in females, the percentage are approximately similar in both sexes

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