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Symptomatology of patients with oligodontia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8057193     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The aims of the present study were: (i) to identify the association of patterns of congenitally missing teeth with combinations of ectodermal symptoms occurring in patients with oligodontia; and (ii) to propose a diagnostic scheme for the general practitioner. For this study 167 patients with oligodontia, both isolated and as part of a syndrome, and 135 healthy controls were interviewed and documented. Chi-square tests, logistic regression and correspondence analysis were used to evaluate and test differences between the groups and associations between the congenitally missing teeth and ectodermal symptoms. No significant differences were found between the control group and the patients with isolated oligodontia with exception of the skin. It could be concluded from the present study that there were no clear associations between congenitally missing teeth, either individually or patterns, and the ectodermal symptoms or combinations of ectodermal symptoms. However, it could be concluded that if the most stable teeth are missing, or if the number of missing teeth is large the patient should be examined carefully for symptoms of ectodermal dysplasia. Using logistic regression a patient could be classified as having isolated oligodontia or oligodontia as part of a syndrome with a specificity and sensitivity of 88.2%.
Authors:
Y Schalk-van der Weide; F A Beemer; J A Faber; F Bosman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of oral rehabilitation     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0305-182X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Oral Rehabil     Publication Date:  1994 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-12     Completed Date:  1994-09-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0433604     Medline TA:  J Oral Rehabil     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  247-61     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Oral-Maxillofacial Surgery, Prosthodontics and Special Dental Care, Faculty of Medicine, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Abnormalities, Multiple / diagnosis*
Adolescent
Adult
Anodontia / diagnosis*
Case-Control Studies
Chi-Square Distribution
Child
Child, Preschool
Diagnosis, Differential
Ectodermal Dysplasia / diagnosis*
Female
Humans
Jaw Relation Record
Male
Middle Aged
Regression Analysis
Syndrome

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