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Case report: A unique presentation of severe tongue biting in 10 month-old twins with a novel approach to management.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20507814     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Tongue biting in infants has a variety of aetiological factors and is a distressing problem.
CASE REPORT: 10 month-old twin boys presented with severe ulceration of the tongue caused by self-mutilation and a maternal family history of this condition.
TREATMENT: Thermoplastic splints were used to protect the tongue and facilitate healing, with denture fixative added to aid retention in the mouth.
FOLLOW-UP: The twins have been recalled regularly and at their most recent review, two years after initial presentation, one twin did not need a splint at all, and the other suffered only from very occasional episodes of tongue biting.
CONCLUSION: A conservative and well-tolerated approach to treatment for such problems is presented.
A Suchak; M Mars
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European archives of paediatric dentistry : official journal of the European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1818-6300     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur Arch Paediatr Dent     Publication Date:  2010 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-28     Completed Date:  2010-11-05     Revised Date:  2012-09-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101277157     Medline TA:  Eur Arch Paediatr Dent     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  149-50     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Maxillofacial and Dental Department, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, Great Ormond Street, London, England WC1N 3JH.
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MeSH Terms
Bites, Human
Diseases in Twins / prevention & control*
Follow-Up Studies
Occlusal Splints*
Self-Injurious Behavior / prevention & control*
Tongue / injuries*

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