OROFACIAL INFECTION IN CHILDREN | PPT
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PROGRESS OF INFECTION
May spread owing the wide marrow space
May involve buds of permanent teeth, as in brown discoloration of enamel produced in chronic infection (Turner ’s hypoplasia)
Can also cause complete destruction of permanent tooth germs.
May reach growth centre of jaw.
May produce cellulitis & abscess formation.
FACTORS INFLUENCING THE SPREAD OF INFECTION
State of microorganism
Host & its environment
Disturbance to the delicate balance b/w oral microflora & host resistant
COMMON MENIFESTATION OF INFECTION
General malaise, nausea & vomiting
Increase in white blood count, especially neutrophil
Dehydration due to loss of water
Other signs & symptoms of systemic involvement.