Brazilian Dental Journal
Print version ISSN 0103-6440
HAMID, Mahmud Juma Abdalla Abdel; DUMMER, Claus Dieter and PINTO, Lourenço Schmidt. Systemic conditions, oral findings and dental management of chronic renal failure patients: general considerations and case report. Braz. Dent. J. [online]. 2006, vol.17, n.2, pp. 166-170. ISSN 0103-6440. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0103-64402006000200016.
Chronic renal failure is a relatively common systemic disease. Systemic abnormalities such as anemia, platelet disorders and hypertension as well as oral manifestations including xerostomia, uremic stomatitis, periodontal disease and maxillary and mandibular radiographic alterations can be observed in individuals with chronic renal disease. In view of its frequent occurrence and the need of knowledge by dentists dealing with this condition, this paper discusses the most important issues regarding chronic renal failure, addressing its systemic and oral manifestations and the dental management of chronic renal patients. A case report is presented.
Keywords : chronic renal failure; hypertension; diabetes mellitus; dialysis; dental management.