REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-11

Oral health of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia: A review


1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, The Oxford Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Orthodontics, The Oxford Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Prosthodontics, Krishnadevaraya Dental College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
4 Department of Dentistry, Belgum Institute of Medical Sciences, Belgum, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kadalagere Lakshmana Girish Babu
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, The Oxford Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre, Bommanahalli, Hosur Road, Bangalore - 560 068, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0975-8844.181915

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Leukemia is a malignancy of the bone marrow and blood. It is the most common childhood cancer in India. Advances in the treatment regimens have greatly increased the chances of survival. Both the disease and its treatment change the oral environment. In some cases, oral manifestations are the presenting feature of the disease and it will be the dentist's responsibility to identify the underlying disorder and guide the diagnosis of the patient. Hence, the aim of present article is to review the literature concerning the oral health of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).


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