Volume 8 Issue 2 (February, 2020)

Review Articles

Dental considerations in Corona Virus Infections- First review in literature
Mohammed Samiuddin Ahmed, Diplina Barman, Girish B, Rajkumari Eliza Devi, Shazia Kazi, Sagar Bhure, Rahul Vinay Chandra Tiwari

Coronavirus (nCoV) is a novel virus that is considered to be a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. Coronavirus predominantly causes illness that ranges from the common cold to more Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. Coronaviruses are typically transmitted between animals and people. Common clinical signs of the infection comprises of respiratory symptoms in the form of fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection results in pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. Standard recommendations advocated to prevent spread of infection consist of frequent hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing. This review puts forth the dental considerations in corona virus. Key words: Corona virus, dentists, respiratory infection.

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