Oral rehabilitation of children with ectodermal dysplasia.

Marco Montanari, Michele Callea, Filippo Battelli, Gabriela Piana

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to describe the clinical treatment of young patients, affected by ectodermal dysplasia (ED), and to possibly establish clinical guidelines. The study design was case series. ED syndromes (EDs) are a heterogeneous group of inherited diseases characterised by abnormal development of tissues of ectodermal origin. The most common form of EDs is X linked hypohidrotic ED (HED). Characteristic triad of HED is oligo-anodontia, hypotricosis, hypo-anhydrosis. Oligo-anodontia is one of the most severe impairment, since it affects chewing, swallowing, speech, esthetics and social relation. Early prosthetic rehabilitation (at 2-3 years of age), with partial or complete dentures, is essential to improve oral function and reduce the social impairment.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Volume2012
Publication statusPublished - 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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