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Lesch-Nyhan syndrome: A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18974538     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Lesch-Nyhan syndrome, a rare inborn error of metabolism, is characterized by mental retardation and self-destructive behavior resulting in self-mutilation through biting and scratching. It is a rare anomaly consisting of deficiency in the production of hypoxanthine phosphoribosyltransferase that leads to the overproduction of purine and accumulation of uric acid. No medical treatment exists to alleviate the symptoms of self-mutilation where direct dental intervention is the only way these behavior can be affected. A unique case of this type affecting a 6-year-old male child is reported.
A Kale; K Shah; S Hallikerimath
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry     Volume:  26 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1998-3905     ISO Abbreviation:  J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent     Publication Date:  2008 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8710631     Medline TA:  J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11-3     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, KLE Dental College and Hospital, Belgaum, Karnataka, India.
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