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Palatal perforations: past and present. Two case reports and a literature review.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16155536     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Syphilis and cocaine abuse are posing a growing public health problem on a global and national scale. Clinicians are increasingly likely to come across associated oral manifestations. We present two cases of palatal perforations caused by tertiary syphilis and cocaine abuse respectively. The literature review discusses issues specific to palatal perforations and those general to both conditions. The purpose of the report is to focus attention on syphilis and cocaine abuse as rising problems for the dental profession.
M K Bains; M Hosseini-Ardehali
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British dental journal     Volume:  199     ISSN:  0007-0610     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Dent J     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-12     Completed Date:  2005-10-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7513219     Medline TA:  Br Dent J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  267-9     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Orpington Hospital, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Orpington, Kent, BR6 9JU.
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MeSH Terms
Cocaine-Related Disorders / complications*
Mouth Diseases / etiology*,  pathology
Nose Diseases / etiology*,  pathology
Oral Fistula / etiology,  therapy
Palatal Obturators
Palate, Hard / pathology*
Respiratory Tract Fistula / etiology,  therapy
Syphilis / complications*

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