Knowledge and awareness of herpangina among the dental students

Author: 
Ashwin Kumar.S.P and Dhanraj

Background: Herpangina is a common childhood illness caused by a virus. It is characterized by small, blister-like ulcers on the roof of the mouth and in the back of the throat. The infection may also cause a sudden fever, sore throat, headache, and neck pain. Typically spreads via the fecal-oral route or via the respiratory droplets.
Aim: To observe and analyse knowledge of Herpangina among the students in dentistry.
Objective: To identify the awareness of Herpangina in the dental students.
Methodology: The survey was conducted by an online survey platform -survey planet. A questionnaire containing details of the disease was circulated among the students using an online link. The link was sent to 120 dental graduates randomly and 95 students had responded. The surveyed data obtained, was clustered to gain an insight into the student' s understanding about the disease
Result: According to the research it is clear that most of the students are not clear about disease herpangina so we need to conduct dental camp to make them clear about the disease.
Conclusion: From this survey it can be concluded that only 33.3% of the dental students are aware of the disease Herpangina. But most of them have said that the disease may spread and they are also unclear about in which particular season does the disease spread. So we need to arrange some dental camps for the students to make them aware about the disease

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.3289.0250