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Dental Disorder in Zika Virus Infection: A New Topic in Dentistry

Beuy Joob1, Viroj Wiwanikit2

1Sanitaiton1  Medical Academic Center, Bangkok Thailand 2Professor, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

*Corresponding author: Beuy Joob, Sanitaiton1  Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand

Received: October 31, 2019 Published: November 8, 2019


Zika virus infection is an important emerging virus infection. It becomes a new problem in medicine. In general, Zika virus is an arbovirus infection that is transmittable by Aedes vector mosquito. It can also be transmitted by sexual contact.  In a recent period, the outbreak of Zika virus infection was observed for relationship with congenital neurological problem. At present, the disease is detected in several countries. In dentistry, the dental problem due to Zika virus infection is interesting but little mentioned. In fact, the dental problem due to virus infection is possible although it is not common.

Focusing on Zika virus infection, there are some recent reports on dental problem due to Zika virus infection. Carvalho et al. studied on clinical and x-ray oral finding in patients with congenital Zika Virus infection [1]. Carvalho et al. found that the infected case had an increased tendency of delayed eruption of the first deciduous tooth [1]. Inadequate lingual posture and short labial and lingual frenums are also common findings [1]. Cavalcanti et al. performed another study on teething symptoms in children with congenital Zika syndrome [2]. Cavalcanti et al. found that “all children with congenital Zika syndrome presented manifestations related to the eruption of primary teeth, with increased salivation, irritability, and gingival pruritus [2].”

Based on the available data, it can conclude that the dental problem exists in cases with congenital Zika virus infection. This becomes a new emerging consideration for the dentist in the era that Zika virus infection is observable in many areas around the world.

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  1. Carvalho IF, Alencar PNB, Carvalho de Andrade MD, Silva PGB, Carvalho EDF, Araújo LS, et al. (2019) Clinical and x-ray oral evaluation in patients with congenital Zika Virus. J Appl Oral Sci 20;27: e20180276.
  2. Cavalcanti AFC, Aguiar YPC, de Oliveira Melo AS, de Freitas Leal JIB, Cavalcanti AL, Cavalcanti SDLB (2019) Teething symptoms in children with congenital Zika syndrome: A 2-year follow-up. Int J Paediatr Dent 29(1): 74-78.

Copyright: Joob B, et al. © 2019. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Citation: Joob B (2019). Dental Disorder in Zika Virus Infection: A New Topic in Dentistry. Dental 1(1): e001.

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