Open Access Research Article Article ID: IJOCS-4-134

    Dental Caries Status and Relevant Factors in Children with Primary Nephrotic Syndrome in National Children Hospital, Vietnam

    Tong Minh Son*, Nguyen Thu Huong, Tran Thi My Hanh, Ha Ngoc Chieu, Le Thi Thuy Linh, Pham Thi Phuong and Le Hung

    Objectives: 1) To give a description for dental caries status of children suffer ing primary nephrotic syndrome in National Children’s Hospital 2016-2017; 2) to provide a comment on mentioned-above children dental caries rate related factors.

    Method: this is a descriptive cross-sectional study conducted on 236 children 6-14 years old who are diagnosed with primary nephrotic syndrome and under treatment in Department of Nephrology -Dialysis in National Children’s Hospital from 11/2016 to 5/2017.

    Results: Caries rate of researched object is 90.7%; 6-8 group presents a deciduous teeth-caries rate of 9%, dmft index: 6.54; Group 9-11 and 12-14 presents a permanent teeth-caries of 73.4% (DMFT = 2.39) and 87.1 (DMFT = 3.58) respectively.

    The patient group sufferingsteroid-resistant type presents a risk of 3.21 times higher than the group with steroid-dependent type (OR = 3.21 and 95% CI is 1 .09-9.42); The group with steroid-sensitive type presents a risk of 3.03 times higher than the group with steroid-dependent type (OR=3.03 and 95%CI is 1.0 – 9.65).

    Conclusions: Caries rate in children related to primary nephrotic syndrome is signifi cantly high. Oral hygiene practice of children related to pr imary nephrotic syndrome is a caries rate related factor.


    Published on: Jan 2, 2018 Pages: 1-4

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-4634.000034
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