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Oral health conditions in leprosy cases in hyperendemic area of the Brazilian Amazon

Overview of attention for article published in Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, August 2017
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Title
Oral health conditions in leprosy cases in hyperendemic area of the Brazilian Amazon
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Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo, August 2017
DOI 10.1590/s1678-9946201759050
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Zilanda Martins de Almeida, Alberto Novaes Ramos Jr, Marcos Túlio Raposo, Francisco Rogerlândio Martins-Melo, Cidia Vasconcellos

Abstract

Leprosy is a hyperendemic chronic condition in the Rondônia State . Despite the significant impact of oral health on the quality of life and clinical evolution of leprosy patients, systematic evaluation of oral health status has been neglected. To analyze the dental-clinical profile, self-perceived oral health and dental health service access of leprosy cases in the municipality of Cacoal in Rondônia State , North Brazil, from 2001 to 2012. A descriptive, cross-sectional study design was performed based on dental evaluation and standardized structured instruments. We investigated clinically assessed and self-perceived oral health status, as well as dental health service access. A total of 303 leprosy cases were included; 41.6% rated their oral health as good, and 42.6% reported being satisfied with their oral health. Self-reported loss of upper teeth was 45.5%. The clinical evaluation revealed that 54.5% had active caries. Most (97.7%) cases reported having been to the dentist at least once in their life and 23.1% used public health services. The poor standard of oral health in this population may increase the risk for leprosy reactions, consequently reducing quality of life. Low access to public health dental services and poor self-perceived oral health reinforce the need to achieve comprehensive health care in this population.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 58 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 11 19%
Student > Master 7 12%
Researcher 7 12%
Student > Postgraduate 6 10%
Professor 5 9%
Other 9 16%
Unknown 13 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 31 53%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 9%
Social Sciences 2 3%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 2%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 2%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 13 22%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 31 August 2017.
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#9,638,834
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Outputs from Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de São Paulo
#242
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#177,453
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#4
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