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Oral Diseases

Disorders that limit one’s ability in chewing , biting, smiling, speaking or psychosocial well being

FUNGAL INFECTION IN MOUTH AND SURROUNDING AREAS

INTRODUCTION As a direct result of changes in technology and practices in medicine, the frequency of opportunistic infection has increased dramatically in recent years. Oral fungal infections have increased in frequency as a result of the widespread use of immunosuppressive drug therapies. At one time oral fungal infections were a relatively uncommon event, but with […]

do you have cold sores???

Viruses are submicroscopic structures containing RNA (ribonucleic acid) or DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). They can reproduce only within the specific living cell. Viruses may be classified according to the nucleic acid present in them. For example, coronavirus, orthomyxovirus, paramyxovirus, rhabdovirus, picornavirus, retrovirus are some of the RNA viruses. DNA viruses include herpes virus, poxvirus, adenovirus, papovirus […]

PANDEMICS AND THE MANKIND

One health concept as summarized by the World Organization of Animal Health (French: OIE) is that the human and animal health are interdependent and bound to the health of the ecosystems in which they exist. Though his treatise on Airs, Waters and Places in Circa 400 BC, Hippocrates had urged the physicians that all the […]

hemifacial microsomia: Goldenhar Syndrome

Introduction: Goldenhar syndrome, also known by hemifacial microsomia, hemifacial hypoplasia, craniofacial microsomia, lateral facial dysplasia, and occuloauriculovertebral dysplasia, is a rare inherited condition with multifactorial aetiopathogenesis.1 A German-Austrian ophthalmologist, Carl Ferdinand Von Arlt had first ever described this condition in the year 1845.2 A French ophthalmologist, Maurice Goldenhar had described this condition in the year […]