Effects Of Inhaled Corticosteroids On Condylar Head Of Mandible In Asthmatic Patients

Hussein Haleem Jasim


Background : “Inhaled corticosteroids” are widely used and more efficient in management of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. There are undesirable consequences on human bones associated to long-term treatment of corticosteroids. Several studies observed many variations that may affect the human condyles but little studies monitored effect of “inhaled corticosteroids” on these bones. Aim of study : To observe if long-term use of inhaled corticosteroids influence mandibular condylar head in patients with asthma on CBCT image. Materials and Methods : A study undertaken on “70 individuals” between ages 25-40 years who referred to Dental centers in Iraqi Capital for taking CBCT images of jaws between 5/2014 to 10/2016. Selected patients (35 case) have “mild to severe asthma and treated with inhaled corticosteroids used at least two times per day and for period of at least two years”. Other selected individuals (35 case) have a good health status. Linear measurements of mandibular condylar head carried out on CBCT images. Measurements included condylar head width and length on both of left and right condyle. Conclusion : There was no influence on condylar head of mandible in patients after using long-term inhaled corticosteroids.

Keywords : Corticosteroids, Inhaled-corticosteroids, Asthma, mandibular condylar head

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