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Three paediatric patients with oral self-mutilation--a report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18557505     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Deliberate self-mutilation, although practised in certain parts of the world, is relatively rare in western cultures. Although uncommon, Altom and DiAngelis believe oral self-mutilation is probably more widespread than is recognized. Self-mutilation of the oral soft and hard tissues can include gingival, mucosal and periodontal damage, glossectomy, auto extraction and the insertion of foreign bodies.
Parmjit Singh; Robert Emanuel; Jennifer Parry; Prabhleen Singh Anand
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dental update     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0305-5000     ISO Abbreviation:  Dent Update     Publication Date:  2008 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-06-18     Completed Date:  2008-09-25     Revised Date:  2014-07-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7805969     Medline TA:  Dent Update     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  280-3     Citation Subset:  D    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Foreign Bodies / diagnosis
Gingiva / injuries
Gingival Diseases / diagnosis*
Gingival Recession / diagnosis
Nail Biting / adverse effects
Oral Ulcer / diagnosis
Self Mutilation / diagnosis*
Tooth Extraction

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