BACKGROUND: atopic dermatitis is a chronic skin disease associated with epidermal dysfunction commonly seen in children. AIM/OBJECTIVE: aim of this study was to evaluate the possible correlation between atopic dermatitis and dental diseases in paediatric patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: an observational study was conducted by the Department of Paediatric Dentistry of the Policlinico Tor Vergata among a group of 300 children, between 2 and 17 years of age and of both genders, for a period of 6 months from January 2013 to June 2013. Sociodemographic data including race, gender, and age were collected. Clinical and dermatological examinations were performed in all patients; family and medical history of atopy was recorded for each patient and relatives. RESULTS: 300 patients, aged between 2 and 17 years, with mean age of 8.9 (±2.12), were enrolled; 90/300 (30%) were affected by atopic dermatitis. Of those, 69/90 (76,6%) had a medical history of spoil habit, 49/90 (54%) had caries, 58/90 (64,4%) had malocclusion disease, 13/90 (14,4%) had anatomical dental abnormalities. CONCLUSION: In conclusion, in the current investigation we found a higher prevalence of atopic dermatitis in pediatric dentistry patients compared to the general population suggesting that dental diseases could be involved in the pathogenesis of AD.
|Tipologia:||Articolo su rivista|
|Citazione:||Perugia, C., Saraceno, R., Ventura, A., Lore', B., Chiaramonte, C., Docimo, R., et al. (2015). Atopic dermatitis and dental manifestations. GIORNALE ITALIANO DI DERMATOLOGIA E VENEREOLOGIA.|
|IF:||Con Impact Factor ISI|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/35 - Malattie Cutanee e Veneree|
|Revisione (peer review):||Esperti anonimi|
|Stato di pubblicazione:||Online ahead of print|
|Data di pubblicazione:||7-ott-2015|
|Titolo:||Atopic dermatitis and dental manifestations.|
|Autori interni:||PERUGIA, CESARE |
|Autori:||Perugia, C; Saraceno, R; Ventura, A; Lore', B; Chiaramonte, C; Docimo, R; Chimenti, S|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|
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