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Dent Clin North Am. 2012 Oct;56(4):809-18. doi: 10.1016/j.cden.2012.07.007. Epub 2012 Aug 29.

Screening for infectious diseases in the dental setting.

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  • 1Grady Health System, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. Dreznik@HIVdent.org

Abstract

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) are 2 systemic infectious diseases that dental health care professionals can help identify with the goal of improving health outcomes, addressing health disparities, and improving the quality and quantity of life. Whether by identifying suspect oral lesions, as is the case with HIV infection, or offering rapid screening tests in the dental setting for both HIV and HCV, the dental team can play an important role in linkage to confirmatory diagnosis and care.

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23017552
DOI:
10.1016/j.cden.2012.07.007
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