Thalassemia is one of the most common genetic diseases in the world. It has a relatively higher incidence in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern countries and presents a major public health and social challenge. This monograph updates the reader on the dental and orofacial characteristics of thalassemia major in Arab populations. Since very few detailed studies on these topics among Arabs have been published, the monograph attempts to bridge the knowledge gap in this area. Clinical, radiographic and odontometric features of the typical thalassemia major patient are clearly described in this book.
- Provides a ready reference for dental and orofacial features in thalassemia major including a review of appropriate dental care
- Covers the pathogenesis, systemic complications, morbidity and mortality, management, and prevention of thalassemia major.
- Provides guidelines for optimal dental care.
- Covers special topics such as epidemiology, consanguinity, hematologic diagnosis, genetic testing, literature review, diet and nutrition, cost of treatment, and prevention
- Includes colored photographs, radiographs, drawings, tables, and 2 plates to illustrate examples and information
- Provides references for further reading
This monograph is a handy reference for medical and dental students, and caregivers on the subject of clinical dentistry in thalassemia patients.