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CASE REPORT
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 108-111

Papillon–lefevre syndrome: A dilemma for the dentist


1 Department of Periodontics, Government Dental College and Hospital, Patiala, Punjab, India
2 Department of Orthodontics, Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Chandigarh, Haryana, India
3 Civil Hospital, Ambala City, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Deepak Kumar Gupta
Department of Orthodontics, Dr. Harvansh Singh Judge Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Chandigarh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2277-4696.192977

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Papillon–Lefevre syndrome (PLS) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder characterized by palmoplantar keratinization and premature loss of both primary and permanent dentition. Patients are often edentulous at an early age. Therefore, the dentist should be aware of the same because an early diagnosis of the syndrome can help preserve the teeth by early institution of treatment, using a multidisciplinary approach. Here, we present a case of PLS, along with a comprehensive review of the etiology, clinical features, and management of the condition.


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