Hafiz Nasir Mahmood1 BDS
Muhammad Waseem Ullah Khan2 BDS, FCPS
Muhammad Azeem3 BDS
Sabiha Naeem4 BDS, PhD
Asif Ali Shah5 BDS, MSc, MDS
Muhammad Mudassar Saleem6 BDS, FCPS
OBJECTIVE: Co-morbidity is a medical condition accompanied to the primary condition for which patient is seeking medical or dental care. To determine the frequency of medical co-morbid conditions in dental patients.
METHODOLOGY: After obtaining informed consent, a comprehensive predesigned history form was implemented to record patient’s medical conditions. Different variables recorded for each participant were age, gender and history of medical co-morbid conditions including diabetes mellitus, hypertension, ischemic heart diseases, renal disorders, typhoid, thyroid disorder, degenerative joint disorder, asthma, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, hepatitis A and E, HIV and tuberculosis.
RESULTS: In this study, hypertension accounted for 9.5% in total number of patients followed by degenerative joint disorders and hepatitis C with the same frequency of 5.2%. Diabetes mellitus and hepatitis B accounted for 3.4% of the patients
CONCLUSION: This study concludes that presentation of medically compromised patients in dentistry is inevitable.
KEY WORDS: Orthodontics; Prosthodontics; Oral surgery; Medical co-morbidities.
HOW TO CITE: Mahmood HN, Khan MWU, Azeem M, Naeem S, Shah AA, Saleem MM. Frequency of medical co-morbidities in oral surgery, prosthodontic and orthodontic patients. J Pak Dent Assoc 2020;29(1):38-41.
Received: 16 July 2019, Accepted: 06 December 2019