Oral manifestation araising in actinomycosis

Author: 
Mugilan MR and Dhanaraj

Aim: To assess knowledge and awareness among the dental students about the oral manifestation arising in actinomycosis
Background: Actinomycosis is a rare infectious bacterial disease caused by Actinomyces species. About 70% of infections are due to either Actinomyces israelii or A. gerencseriae. Infection can also be caused by other Actinomyces species, as well as Propionibacterium propionicus, which presents similar symptoms. The condition is likely to be polymicrobial aerobic anaerobic infection.
Materials and Methods: The questionnaire included the basic information like the subjects’ name, age, sex. All these questionnaires were framed to create awareness about the disease actinomycosis amongst the dental students.
Result: As a result of this study Dental students have to be aware of typical clinical presentations such as actinomycosis. From the above survey it is noted that only 38% of dental students were aware about this disease.
Conclusion: From the above survey it is noted that only 38% of dental students were aware about this disease. So creating awareness about this disease is must. Awareness can be created by IEC activities and social media.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.2909.0139