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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 78-81

Papillon-Lefevre syndrome: Report of two cases in the same family


Department of Pedodontics, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere - 577 004, Karnataka, India

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N B Nagaveni
Department of Pedodontics, College of Dental Sciences, Davangere - 577 004, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.41622

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Papillon-Lefevre syndrome is a very rare syndrome of autosomal recessive inheritance characterized by palmar-plantar hyperkeratosis and early onset of a severe destructive periodontitis, leading to premature loss of both primary and permanent dentitions. Various etiopathogenic factors are associated with the syndrome but a recent report has suggested that the condition is linked to mutations of the cathepsin C gene. Two cases of Papillon-Lefevre syndrome in the same family, having all of the characteristic features, are presented. An 11-year-old girl and a 9-year-old boy presented with the complaints of loose teeth. Both expressed hyperkeratosis of palms, soles, and knees. Severe generalized periodontal destruction, with mobility of teeth, was evident on intraoral examination; orthopantomograph examination showed severe generalized loss of alveolar bone in both the patients.






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