ISSN 2630-0583 (Print)

ISSN 2630-0656 (Online)


Journal of Current Science and Technology

Rangsit Journal of Arts and Sciences. Vol.3 No.2 , July - December 2013.

Sickle-cell disease: a review of oral manifestation and presentation of a case with an uncommon complication of the disease

Ozgur Erdogan, Halil Ibrahim Kisa, and Sureeporn Charudilaka


          Sickle-cell disease (SCD) is a genetic hematological disease, in which polymerization of abnormal hemoglobin leads to morphologic alteration in erythrocytes.  It is characterized with several systemic and local manifestations.  An unusual complication of SCD is the mental nerve paraesthesia, which is associated with acute phase of the disease.  The aim of this article is to review the general clinical and radiographic findings of the disease and to present a SCD patient with bilateral mental nerve paraesthesia.

Keywords: sickle-cell disease, oral complications, paraesthesia, case report

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