Published: 2020-10-19

Effect of COVID-19 in geriatric individuals and role of a prosthodontist in clinical setup in Indian populations: a literature review

Bappaditya Bhattacharjee, Pinki Gupta, Atul Bhatnagar, Ankita Singh, Ritu Saneja


Medical professionals including dentists are one of those high-risk professionals who can easily get affected by COVID-19 due to its highly contagious nature. Evaluating the molecular pathogenesis and the role of immune system in modulating symptoms it can be assumed that susceptibility of COVID-19 to older adults is more. This review aimed to summarize all the information available on electronic databases PubMed, PubMed central, Cochrane database related to the effect of COVID-19 ingeriatric individuals and guidelines for a prosthodontist during treatment of geriatric individuals in Indian population during this pandemic period. This review will focus on the characteristic symptoms and signs of COVID-19 ingeriatric individuals and how the prosthodontists during treatment of geriatric individuals in Indian populations can better equip themselves to prevent the spread of COVID-19 ina clinical setup.



COVID-19, Geriatric patients, Prosthodontic guidelines, SARS-CoV-2

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