La atención odontológica del paciente sometido a trasplante

  1. Mª Luisa Somacarrera Pérez 1
  2. Valentín Cuervas Mons Martínez 2
  3. Gonzalo Hernández Vallejo 1
  4. Miguel Lucas Tomás 1
  1. 1 Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid

    Madrid, España

    ROR 02p0gd045

  2. 2 Clinica Puerta de Hierro, Madrid
OEPC: Odontoestomatología práctica y clínica

ISSN: 1696-1145

Year of publication: 1998

Volume: 1

Issue: 1

Pages: 34-44

Type: Article

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The gradual surge in the number of transplantations and the advance in the immunosuppressive therapy have led to on increase in the transplant patients survival rate; the 5-year survival rate has raoched 80-85%. Bacterial sepsis is still the second cause of mortality. lnfection prevalence in these patients is much higher than in the general population, due to the immunosuppression than they undergo in order to avoid graft rejection. The oral cavity is an important source of infections; therefore, oral treatments might imply a risk for the patient, if appropriate preventive measures are not token. Furthermore, the oral cavity is one of the most frequent locations for the development of infectious and neoplastic lesions in these immunosuppressed patients. The acquaintance with these oral manifestations and with the clinical oral management and handling of these patients will facilitate their diagnosis and early treatment; additionally, it will help to avoid the risk of fatal complications caused by our dental treatments