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Cleft lip and/or palate is one of the global public health problem. It can effect these individuals in normal function of daily life living and psychosocial problems of patients which require long term medical care from multidisciplinary team. At present, the social perspective and treatment procedures have improved from previous generation due to the improvement of sciences and medical knowledges. Although patients can now live in a society as normal people, but the reports of psychosocial problems from these patients are found.
There was variety of the incidence of cleft lip and/or palate among each study and each observed area which we have been known that environment factor is one of the risks for cleft’s patient. This review article is aimed to present the history of cleft lip and/or palate which involved the patient’s society acceptance and reported the incidence from several studies to be an information for health care service preparation and benefit to the improvement of this knowledges by future researches.
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