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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2020, Volume : 13, Issue : 9
First page : ( 4464) Last page : ( 4468)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2020.00788.X

Zika virus implications in Medical and Dental Field: A literature review

Shukla Sagrika1, Chug Ashi2, Gupta Ravi3,*, Kotian Tejashwini B4

1Senior Resident, Dept of Dentistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh-249203

2Associate Professor, Department of Dentistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh (UK)- 249203, India

3Assistant Professor, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Conservative Dentistry, Melaka Manipal Medical College, (Manipal Campus), Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal-576104, Karnataka, India

4Resident (Secondary DNB), Department of Pathology, BARC Hospital, Mumbai

*Corresponding Author E-mail: ravigupta641@gmail.com

Online published on 16 September, 2020.

Abstract

Objectives

To review Zika virus, it's clinical manifestation and possible medical and dental clinical updates.

Data Sources

Articles published on Zika virus in indexed and non-indexed journals in electronic database (MedLine, Pubmed, Embase) news and research based scientific forum were evaluated and the ones suited the authors's requirement have been referenced.

Conclusion

Zika virus, an old virulence but new to the modern world, which has been causing panic among health workers with its signs of creating microcephaly amongst new borns, might also be responsible for possible medical and dental problems especially related to oral hygiene and developmental delays. However, further research is required in understanding of the virus and its direct association with oral cavity apart from Apthae ulcer.

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Keywords

Zika, Virus, Drugs, Microcephaly, Apthae ulcers.

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