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Histological changes in tongue of rabbits with iron deficiency state

Author: Ban Abd – Al Ghani بان عبد الغني
Journal: Journal of baghdad college of dentistry مجلة كلية طب الاسنان بغداد ISSN: 16800087 Year: 2005 Volume: 17 Issue: 2 Pages: 53-55
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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Background: Many oral symptoms can be contributed to iron deficient state. The present study was designed to show the effect of iron deficiency in histological feature of tongue.Materials and methods: Fifteen rabbits were used, 9 of them were given carrot only for duration of 2 months, they represent experimental group. Six of fifteen of rabbits were given normal food with all nutrient and vitamin supplement, for 2 months duration too, they represent the control group.Results: The result shows histological changes in tongue including atrophy and depapillation of experimental group.Conclusion: Iron element is important in epithelization of tongue and to keep tongue healthy

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Enamel hypoplasia in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Authors: Ban Abd Al-Ghani بان عبد الغني --- Nada M. Hasan ندى حسن --- Jaffer M. Hassan جعفر حسن
Journal: Journal of baghdad college of dentistry مجلة كلية طب الاسنان بغداد ISSN: 16800087 Year: 2005 Volume: 17 Issue: 3 Pages: 53-55
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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Background: Dental abnormalities that affect the children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia were detected. The severity of this abnormality showed a linear relation between the time of receiving treatment (chemotherapy and radiotherapy) and the stage dental development. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of enamel hypoplasia in children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.Materials and methods: Forty eight children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia were examined clinically for the presence of enamel hypoplasia.Results: 37.5 % of these patients have enamel hypoplasia and a significant correlation was found between increments of duration of disease with the severity of enamel hypoplasia.Conclusion: Oral health care with frequent dental observation is important to patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia

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