Korean Lepr Bull.  2009 Dec;42(1):81-98.

Oral Infection Diagnosis and Treatment in Hansen's Patient

  • 1Sorokdo National Hospital, Korea. odc0409@yahoo.co.kr
  • 2Gwang Yang Health College, Korea.


Dental infection which has been harmful to human for a long time occurs when the balance of three factors; host, environment and source of infection are broken and occurs especially when the balance of the resistance of the host and the toxin of bacteria are collapsed. Though dental-origin infection causes severe pain, it is commonly localized in gingiva, pulp and the surface of alveolar bone and as the decrease of its prevalence due to the development of antibiotics and the ease of treatment by a simple aids, there are no case that proper caution are made for the infection. Expecially in case of patient with infectious Hansen's disease(leprosy), as they have many other medical diseases, dental disease are mostly passed by. As oromaxillary infection can end up to death, though it is hard to treat a severly progressed myofascial space infection, general understanding about the reason, the pattern of spreading, treatment, prevention of it should be needed to make actual management in the situation of an doubtless developing of infection in patient treatment and situation of suspicious development of early myofascial space infection. Since last 5 years, 36% of the patients were hospitalized due to their dental infection and consistent advertising and treatment resulted in a gradual decrease of it.


Hansen' Disease; Oromaxillary Infection; Oral Abscess; Oral Cyst
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