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Volume 5 Issue 5 (May, 2017)

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EFFECT OF CHRONIC NAIL BITING AND NON-NAIL BITING HABIT ON THE ORAL CARRIAGE OF ENTEROBACTERIACEAE
Tarun Vyas

Background: Nail biting (NB) is a common, but unresolved, problem in psychiatry, psychology, medicine and dentistry. It is the habit of biting one’s nails, is commonly observed in both children and young adults Materials & Methods: The study was a comparative cross‑sectional microbiological study, conducted on the saliva samples of 40 chronic nail biting subjects in that 20 were males and 20 were females and 40 subjects without chronic nail-biting having male and 20 female subjects with age ranging from 10-16 years. Government and private schools in and around the city were selected. Results: The prevalence of enterobacteriaceae was higher in males than females and it was statistically significant E.coli was the most common enterobacteriaceae species found in chronic nail biting subjects Conclusion: Chronic nail biting habit was more in males than females. There was higher prevalence of enterobacteriaceae in chronic nail biting subjects than non-nail biters.
Key words: Nail biting (NB), Enterobacteriaceae species, E.coli, Male  Female.

 
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