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Scleroderma: a case report of possible cause of restricted movement of the temporomandibular joint with effects on facial development.
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PMID:  14604139     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Scleroderma is a rare abnormality in which fibrosis of the skin, subcutaneous tissues and muscle may occur. All forms of scleroderma are rare in childhood: the most common form is localized scleroderma. Localized scleroderma is often benign, but may cause significant deformity, if it occurs on the face or extends across joint surfaces. Structural changes may occur in the osseous tissue and result in mandibular joint restriction (pseudoankylosis) and facial and occlusal disharmonies. This article describes a case of facial linear scleroderma in a nine-year-old child and the treatment performed to minimize consequences on occlusion and face development. Available clinical data will be illustrated.
Patrizia Defabianis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of clinical pediatric dentistry     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1053-4628     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Pediatr Dent     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-11-07     Completed Date:  2003-12-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9100079     Medline TA:  J Clin Pediatr Dent     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  33-8     Citation Subset:  D    
Department of Odontostomatology, St. John the Baptiste Hospital, University of Torino, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Facial Asymmetry / etiology*,  therapy
Orthodontic Appliances, Functional
Orthodontics, Interceptive
Range of Motion, Articular
Scleroderma, Localized / complications*
Temporomandibular Joint Disorders / etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy

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