Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río
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HERNANDEZ GARCIA, Sandra et al. La Homeopatía: un reto en el tratamiento de la gingivoestomatitis herpética aguda[subtitle] [title language=en]Homeopaty[ign]: [subtitle]A challenge in the treatment of Acute Herpetic gingivostomatitis. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2006, vol.10, n.3, pp. 41-50. ISSN 1561-3194.
Oral diseases constitute one of the most common health problems world wide, being the most representative Acute Herpetic Gingivostomatitis. Aimed at assessing the effectiveness of homeopathic treatment in the control of this entity, clinical course, necessity of hospital admission and use of antibiotics, a descriptive, prospective, longitudinal and correlational study in 504 pediatric patients was carried out. These patients were divided into two groups: No. 1 study group, treated with low-potency homeopathic medications; No. 2 control group, where natural medications were also used (collutories of plantago major). The study was performed from September 2004 to January 2006, as statistic methods were established percentage mean, Chi square test and comparison K for proportions of independent groups, having as results that the most affected group of children was the group of 1 - 5 years old, prevailing masculine sex. The onset of ulcerations, bleedings and pain was of statistical significanc (p > 1000 E 13), for 1 - 2 days, obtaining at the fourth day 79.5% of curing. None of the children studied during this period repeated the disease. The main conclusion was that homeopathy is a very useful method in the treatment of Acute Herpetic Gingivostomatitis.
Palabras llave : HERPETIC STOMATITIS; HOMEOPATH; PLANTAGO MAJOR; CLINICAL COURSE.