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J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent. 2007 Jul-Sep;25(3):140-3.

Dental considerations in the management of children suffering from sickle cell disease: a case report.

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Department of Pedodontics &Preventive Dentistry, Sharad Pawar Dental College &Hospital, Wardha, Maharashtra, India.


Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a genetically derived disorder characterized by the presence of an abnormal hemoglobin molecule, designated as hemoglobin S (HbS). It is one of the most common genetic disorder worldwide, with an estimated 70 million people carrying the sickle gene. This article describes the dental considerations in managing a 6-year-old child suffering from SCD (SS type).

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