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Dental findings and special care in patients with Angelman syndrome: a report of three cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23278148     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Angelman syndrome (AS) is a neurogenetic disorder, characterized by intellectual disability, movement or balance disorders, specific abnormal behaviors, and severe speech and language limitations. Due to its low incidence and the nonspecifity of developmental problems in newborns and young children, AS is not easily identified by clinical pediatricians. The aim of this paper is to present three cases of AS, reporting the orofacial characteristics and requisite dental care in these patients. Interestingly, this investigation found that certain typical features of mouth breathing syndrome, such as long and narrow faces, open mouth, shortened upper lip, lowered mandible position, shadows under the eyes (infraorbital cyanosis), muscular hypotonia, and enlarged and anteriorized tongue, were present in the three studied AS patients.
Alexandra Mussolino de Queiroz; Talitha de Siqueira Melara; Paula Dariana Fernandes Ferreira; Marília Pacífico Lucisano; Andiara De Rossi; Paulo Nelson-Filho; Raquel Assed Bezerra Silva
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-11-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry     Volume:  33     ISSN:  1754-4505     ISO Abbreviation:  Spec Care Dentist     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8103755     Medline TA:  Spec Care Dentist     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  40-5     Citation Subset:  D    
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©2012 Special Care Dentistry Association and Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Professor of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Pediatric Clinics, Preventive and Community Dentistry, School of Dentistry of Riberão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil.
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