Nada Jafer MH Radhi

Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, College of Dentistry, University of Baghdad, Iraq


  • Research   
    Dental Caries Status in Relation to Human Leukocyte Antigen Class II Genotype (DQ and DR) among Institutionalized Autistic Adolescents in Baghdad City, Iraq
    Author(s): Ali Hadi Fahad* and Nada Jafer MH Radhi

    Background: Autism spectrum disorder is an enduring neuro-developmental disorder categorized by qualitative irregularities in mutual social communications. The analyses of dental caries incidence in monozygotic and dizygotic twins indicate a large number of different genes contributions. The human leukocyte antigens play a major role in immune response of an individual. This study aimed to estimate human leukocyte antigen class II genotype (DQ and DR) in relation to dental caries severity among institutionalized autistic adolescents. Materials and Methods: Two groups were included in this study, first group had 40 institutionalized autistic adolescents and second consisted of 40 apparently healthy school adolescents control group with age range (12 years-15 years old, only males) selected with regard to dental caries severity. Each group sub.. Read More»

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