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Oral Manifestations of Aplastic Anemia

This study has been completed.
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National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC) Identifier:
First received: September 27, 2000
Last updated: March 3, 2008
Last verified: April 2002

The purposes of this study are threefold: 1) to evaluate the prevalence and risks of oral complications in patients with aplastic anemia; 2) to evaluate if oral problems in these patients can predict their response to treatment; and 3) to review complications of dental treatment in these patients in order to establish treatment guidelines.

This study will be performed through a review of medical charts of 79 patients with aplastic anemia and 67 patients with schizophrenia who were treated at the National Institutes of Health Dental Clinic between 1993 and 1999. The schizophrenia patients will serve as a control population.

Demographic, clinical and radiographic information will be collected for all patients. Additional data collected only for aplastic anemia patients will include medical therapy, disease duration, blood cell counts, oral problems that developed during treatment and treatment response.

Aplastic Anemia

Study Type: Observational
Official Title: Oral Manifestations of Aplastic Anemia

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Estimated Enrollment: 146
Study Start Date: April 2000
Estimated Study Completion Date: April 2002
Detailed Description:
The prevalence, risk factors and significance of oral manifestations in aplastic anemia have not been well characterized. Thus, in the present study, through a retrospective chart review, we document the prevalence of oral complications in AA patients and the risks for oral manifestations in a case-control study. Schizophrenic patients represent controls. Information includes the following; demographic, clinical and radiographic information for cases and controls. Additional data collection for only AA patients includes prior medical therapy, CBC and differential, disease duration, new oral manifestations during AA treatment and medical treatment response. We determine if systemic clinical features of AA predict oral manifestations, and if oral manifestations predict treatment outcomes for AA patients. Finally complications following dental treatment are compiled and reviewed to establish initial treatment guidelines for these patients.

Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


Cases: All aplastic anemia patients evaluated at the NIH dental clinic for consultation between 1993-1999.

Controls: All schizophrenic patients evaluated at the NIH dental clinic for consultation between 1993-1999.


Patients without the diagnosis of aplastic anemia for cases or schizophrenia for the controls.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00006300

United States, Maryland
National Institute of Dental And Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00006300     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 000113
Study First Received: September 27, 2000
Last Updated: March 3, 2008

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Treatment Recommendations
Inpatient Population

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Anemia, Aplastic
Oral Manifestations
Hematologic Diseases
Bone Marrow Diseases
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
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