Oral Manifestations for Thalassemia Patients at the Thalassemia Center Located at Ramadi Women and Children Hospital
Raida Noori Hamid, Shaimaa Hamid Mudher, Wedad Farhan Jabber
Thalassemia is one of the most confusing hemoglobinopathies. It is a kind of chronic inherited microcytic anemia characterized by defective hemoglobin synthesis and ineffective erythropoiesis. There is no fixed oral evidence that can be found in patients with thalassemia. 46 women and 35 men were examined with thalassemia and counted all the oral manifestations associated with this disease in order to know what evidence could be related to the disease and examined 48 women and 37 men from the normal person as a control group.thalassemia patients had significantly higher frequencies of all oral manifestations than healthy controls (p < 0.001 for all), in which burning sensation of oral mucosa (79%), lingual varicosity (88.9%), dry mouth (74%), atrophic glossitis (37%), and numbness of the oral mucosa (34.6%) Recurrent aphthous ulcerations (18.5), Dysfunction of taste (24.7), Oral lichen planus (21) were the oral manifestations for thalassemia patients.there were many oral lesions related to thalassemia.