The Investigation of Gingival Iron Accumulation in Thalassemia Major Patients


Caliskan U., ÖZTÜRK TONGUÇ M. , Ciris M. , Balta N., KIRZIOĞLU F. Y. , Caglayan G., ...Daha Fazla

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY, cilt.33, ss.98-102, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1097/mph.0b013e3182025058
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC HEMATOLOGY ONCOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.98-102

Özet

Background: Thalassemia major (TM) is an autosomal-recessive genetic blood disorder. Regular blood transfusions to improve chronic anemia caused by ineffective erythropoiesis and hemolysis lead to iron overload in many organs in TM patients. The aim of this study was to investigate the periodontal status and the iron accumulation in gingival tissues of TM patients and assess whether iron deposition in gingival biopsies could be an alternative method for the diagnosis of body iron overload in TM patients.