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Periodontal manifestation of leukocyte adhesion deficiency type I.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20597571     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Progressive periodontal disease in leukocyte adhesion deficiency children may lead to severe systemic infections and even death. A five-year-old Iranian male child with leukocyte adhesion deficiency I was first seen in December 2005 at the Pediatric Dentistry Department of Shahid Beheshti Medical University and diagnosed with periodontitis as a manifestation of systemic disease. The treatment approach was based on assessing plaque index, oral prophylaxis, periodic supra and subgingival scaling, in addition to strict oral hygiene instruction with a chlorhexidine prescription and restoration of decayed teeth. The patient attended two dental visits at a one month interval. At the second session, an improvement was seen in the plaque index. Gingival inflammation and bleeding were decreased. Unfortunately he did not regularly attend treatment sessions and at the following examination, progression of periodontitis and bone destruction occurred. The present case emphasizes the need for cooperation between medical and dental professionals, parents and the pediatric patient in order to achieve treatment goals in controlling oral infection in these patients.
Lida Toomarian; Nazanin Hashemi
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of Iranian medicine     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1735-3947     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Iran Med     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-05     Completed Date:  2010-10-26     Revised Date:  2013-05-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100889644     Medline TA:  Arch Iran Med     Country:  Iran    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Dental School, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Follow-Up Studies
Leukocyte-Adhesion Deficiency Syndrome / complications*,  diagnosis
Oral Hygiene / methods
Periodontal Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*
Periodontitis / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
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0/Anti-Bacterial Agents

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