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Systemic sclerosis. Case report and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20533714     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Systemic sclerosis (SSc) is a heterogeneous rheumatic disease within the scleroderma spectrum of disorders. The systemic forms of scleroderma are most appropriately designated systemic sclerosis. Typical features of the disease include thickening of the skin (scleroderma) and damage to other organs, caused by excessive accumulation of collagen. SSc also affects oral and perioral tissues, the most common clinical manifestations being facial skin and tongue rigidity. The aim of this article is to describe, through presentation of a case report, oral manifestations of SSc and their consequences on mouth aperture and salivary function, and, consequently, on dental health care. Classification, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations and treatment options are discussed, and the relevant literature is reviewed.
Saloua Dghoughi; Wafaâ El Wady; Bouchra Taleb
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New York state dental journal     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0028-7571     ISO Abbreviation:  N Y State Dent J     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-10     Completed Date:  2010-07-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414634     Medline TA:  N Y State Dent J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  30-5     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Oral Surgery Service, Dental Treatments and Consultation Center, Rabat, Morocco.
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MeSH Terms
Dental Care for Chronically Ill
Facial Dermatoses / etiology
Gingival Diseases / etiology
Lip Diseases / etiology
Microstomia / etiology
Middle Aged
Mouth Diseases / etiology*
Scleroderma, Systemic / complications*
Tongue Diseases / etiology
Tooth Diseases / etiology*
Tooth Loss / etiology

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