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Epidemiological study of endemic fluorosis in the village khera in punjab india


, : Epidemiological study of endemic fluorosis in the village khera in punjab india. Fluoride 18(3): 149-156

The present study is based on epidemiological data on 50 cases (30 males and 20 females) of endemic fluorosis. Epidemiological data, which were collected, pertain to duration of residence in the endemic area which leads to fluorosis, age of onset of pathological condition, literacy, socioeconomic and nutritional status and clinical symptomatology. Detailed clinical examinations were undertaken which pertain to the incidence of the various symptoms of skeletal fluorosis namely, dental mottling, joint pains, stiffness of joints and pain in back, difficulty in rising from a squatting position, weakness of limbs, crippling causing the patient to be bedridden and loss of sensory perception.

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