A case of dengue-related osteonecrosis of the maxillary dentoalveolar bone

Al-Namnam, N.M. and Nambiar, P. and Shanmuhasuntharam, P. and Harris, M. (2017) A case of dengue-related osteonecrosis of the maxillary dentoalveolar bone. Australian Dental Journal, 62 (2). pp. 228-232. ISSN 0045-0421

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Dengue is a mosquito transmitted flaviviral infection which can give rise to severe haemorrhage (dengue haemorrhagic fever) and with capillary leakage induces hypovolaemic shock (dengue shock syndrome). Although dengue symptoms and complications have been known for many decades, there has only been one documented case of osteonecrosis of the maxilla which was treated by excision of the necrotic bone. In this case of dengue infection, extensive maxillary osteonecrosis and minimal root resorption appeared to follow factitious injury with a toothpick but resolved with nonsurgical management.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aedes aegypti mosquito; Dengue haemorrhagic fever; Dentoalveolar; Resorption; Osteonecrosis of jaw; Hemorrhagic-fever; Infection; Dentistry, Oral Surgery & Medicine
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry > Practice of dentistry. Dental economics
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad Azwan Azman
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2017 02:23
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2017 02:23
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/17788

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