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Ectodermal dysplasia: a review and case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9477874     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ectodermal dysplasia is a hereditary disease characterized by a congenital dysplasia of one or more ectodermal structures and their accessory appendages. Common manifestations include defective hair follicles and eyebrows, frontal bossing with prominent supraorbital ridges, nasal bridge depression, and protuberant lips. Intraorally, common findings are anodontia or hypodontia, conical teeth, and, consequently, generalized spacing. The patient may suffer from dry skin, hyperthermia, and unexplained high fever as a result of the deficiency of sweat glands. The present review focuses on the clinical manifestations, classifications, and diagnosis of ectodermal dysplasia. A 6-year-old girl, described in the case report, exhibited many of the manifestations of ectodermal dysplasia as well as behavioral problems and a severe gag reflex. The treatment to improve her appearance and oral function included a removable prosthesis, acid-etch-retained indirect resin composite veneers, and a fixed partial denture.
A Itthagarun; N M King
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Quintessence international (Berlin, Germany : 1985)     Volume:  28     ISSN:  0033-6572     ISO Abbreviation:  Quintessence Int     Publication Date:  1997 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-03-17     Completed Date:  1998-03-17     Revised Date:  2006-07-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342677     Medline TA:  Quintessence Int     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  595-602     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Children's Dentistry and Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Anodontia / etiology,  psychology,  therapy*
Child Psychology
Dental Veneers
Denture, Partial, Fixed
Denture, Partial, Removable
Diastema / etiology,  therapy*
Ectodermal Dysplasia / complications*,  diagnosis
Esthetics, Dental

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