Issue One 2020
2020, Vol. 7, issue 1, (January)
Characteristic of dental and oral health of Bulgarian patients with end-stage liver disease
Various pathological conditions of the liver can cause inflammation, which could lead to hepatocyte necrosis and subsequently over time to liver fibrosis, which adversely affects the overall health.
The major etiological factors for liver disease are uncontrolled alcohol intake and viral hepatitis. In the absence of drug treatment in the final stages of liver failure, liver transplantation is initiated. A large set of laboratory and clinical studies evaluate liver function and provide accurate diagnosis of liver disease and a number of medical and social conditions, determine which candidate is suitable for transplantation and when is the right time to be performed.
Dental treatment in these patients is of high priority, as different inflammatory conditions in the oral cavity can cause sepsis in patients with chronic liver failure, either pre- or post-transplant.
Authors:Yordan Galabov; Department Oral and Imaging diagnostics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria;
Assya Krasteva; Department Oral and Imaging diagnostics, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University of Sofia, Bulgaria;