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Tropical Dental Journal - N° 177 - March 2022

N° 177



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Beninphoto_auteurGood long-term tolerance of thalidomide during the treatment of severe oral aphtosis

F.A. Wanvoegbe, A. Turcu, S. Bancole, A. Jacquin-Piques, B. Bach, H. Devilliers, A. Agbodande, A. Azon-Kouanou, G. Muller, J.F. Besancenot, P. Bielefeld - Benin
Published in French in Tropical Dental Journal N° 177 - Volume 45 - Mars 2022 - 65-68


Abstract

Thalidomide is a standard treatment for recurrent aphtosis resistant to conventional treatments. It can be responsible for several side effects including sensory-motor polyneuropathy. This peripheral neuropathy is a very common and potentially serious side effect that can lead to irreversible damage. We report here a case of recurrent oral aphtosis treated with low-dose thalidomide with good evolution and good long-term tolerance....

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6/1/2021 - StopBlaBlaCam - Cameroon

La région militaire interarmées n°4 a organisé une campagne d'évaluation des pathologies dentaires, du 17 février au 28 mai. Celle-ci a touché 358 personnels militaires en service dans la région du Nord. Menée par le service spécialisé de stomatologie de l'hôpital militaire de Garoua, ladite campagne a ciblé les éléments de la base aérienne, du Bataillon d'intervention rapide, de la gendarmerie nationale et des sapeurs-pompiers en service dans la région.

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Oral health

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. Oral diseases, while largely preventable, pose a major health burden for many countries and affect people throughout their lifetime, causing pain, discomfort, disfigurement and even death.
. It is estimated that oral diseases affect nearly 3.5 billion people.
. Untreated dental caries (tooth decay) in permanent teeth is the most common health condition according to the Global Burden of Disease 2019.
. Treatment for oral health conditions is expensive and usually not part of universal health coverage (UHC).
. Most low- and middle-income countries are unable to provide services to prevent and treat oral health conditions..
. Oral diseases are caused by a range of modifiable risk factors, including sugar consumption, tobacco use, alcohol use and poor hygiene, and their underlying social and commercial determinants.

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