IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA AND ITS ORAL MANIFESTATION -A REVIEW

Authors

  • Dr. Anjana Rama Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre
  • Dr. Rahul Srivastava Rama Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre
  • Dr. Vishal Mehrotra Rama Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre
  • Dr. Kriti Garg Rama Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre

Keywords:

Anemia, Iron Deficiency Anemia, Hemoglobin, Oral manifestations

Abstract

The oral cavity is the mirror of systemic health. Anemia is one such condition, which manifests itself in the oral cavity. According to the World Health Organization, the normal haemoglobin level for an adult male is around 13.8 g/dl and for an adult woman is around 12.1 g/dl. Anemia is defined as when the haemoglobin level in the blood is below the lower extreme of the normal range for the age and sex of the individual. Iron deficiency anaemia is the most common nutritional deficiency disorder in children and women and is worldwide in distribution. It is characterised by fatigue, weakness, pallor, and koilonychias. Thus, oral physicians play an important role in diagnosis and thereby prevention of anemia, as oral manifestations may be the earliest feature of the condition.

Author Biographies

Dr. Anjana, Rama Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre

PG Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rama Dental College,
Hospital and Research Centre, Kanpur

Dr. Rahul Srivastava, Rama Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre

Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rama Dental College,
Hospital and Research Centre, Kanpur

Dr. Vishal Mehrotra, Rama Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre

Professor and HOD, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rama Dental
College, Hospital and Research Centre, Kanpur

Dr. Kriti Garg, Rama Dental College, Hospital and Research Centre

Reader, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Rama Dental College,
Hospital and Research Centre, Kanpur

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Published

2022-12-30

How to Cite

Dr. Anjana, Dr. Rahul Srivastava, Dr. Vishal Mehrotra, & Dr. Kriti Garg. (2022). IRON DEFICIENCY ANEMIA AND ITS ORAL MANIFESTATION -A REVIEW. Journal of Advanced Sciences, 1(2), 1–6. Retrieved from https://www.joasciences.com/index.php/joas/article/view/14