What is it about?

This paper highlights the relevance of oral health screening in the early diagnosis of various infectious diseases, with a specific mention of the recent global public health emergency of international concern, the monkeypox outbreak.

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Why is it important?

Since, lesions in the oral and peri-oral areas are among the first to develop in the monkeypox disease, the oral health care fraternity can play a huge role in rapid case identification.

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I hope this letter somehow makes people realize the importance of oral health, its intricate connection with the overall health of an individual, and why health vigilance and education is important.

Aishwarya Pandey
Banaras Hindu University

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This page is a summary of: Monkeypox infection: Relevance of oral health screening, Oral Diseases, August 2022, Wiley, DOI: 10.1111/odi.14339.
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