Prions and Oral Cavity: The Oblivious Single Handed Protein Machinery
BACKGROUND: The world today is facing an unprecedented situation with the spread of novel COVID-19. Covid era has brought the whole world to its knees. Oral health care professionals are at the risk of acquiring numerous diseases which amounts to occupational hazards. Now is the time to widen our horizons and look at different spectrum of diseases, prions being one of them. The short clinician course and long incubation period poses many challenges to this group of neurodegenerative diseases. AIM: The aim of this review is to highlight uncharted aspects of prions and oral health. REVIEW DETAILS: It sheds light on the spectrum of prion diseases. Since there is no known cure of this dreaded disease and it is ineffective with normal sterilization and disinfection procedures, prevention is the only way ahead. This review highlights the colliding world of prions and human body. This also keeps in mind the precautions and guidelines which will help health care professionals in combating this non curable fatal disease. CONCLUSION: Ensuing endeavors should be undertaken to help find plausible detection techniques, treatment options (if any), precaution and guidelines to be kept in mind to fight off this protein entity.
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