Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the differences activity of salivary Streptococcus mutans bacteria in children suffer acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in phase of chemotherapy, induction, intensification/consolidation, and maintenance. Methods: This study was a laboratory observational, and cross-sectional method, conducted 19 ALL children in phase of chemotherapy, induction, intensification/consolidation, and maintenance. 2 mm of dental plaque was collected from mesiobuccal first permanent molar and incubated for 48 h at 37°C, and the bacterial activity of S. mutans measured by Cariostat. Results: Odds ratio analysis among chemotherapy phase of induction, intensification/consolidation, and maintenance is not significant (p>0.05) differences. Conclusion: The highest activity bacteria of S. mutans were found in the induction phase.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2018|
- Activity bacteria
- Chemotherapy phase
- Streptococcus mutans