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Pediatr Dent. 2000 Sep-Oct;22(5):385-8.

Dental maturity in children with dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa.

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Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Eastman Dental Institute for Oral Health Care Sciences London, U.K.

Abstract

PURPOSE:

This study was performed to compare Dental Age (DA) of children with Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa recessiva (DEBr) with the DA of healthy children.

METHODS:

Orthopantomographs (OPG's) of children with DEBr were compared with those of healthy children. Dental maturity was estimated using Dermirjian's method. A total of 48 pairs of OPG's were compared.

RESULTS:

There was a considerable range of variation in the difference between the chronological age and the dental age of both groups. This varied from minus 2 years 8 months to plus 3 years for the control children and minus 3 years 1 month to plus 3 years 4 months for the DEBr children. Despite this wider range the average DA of children with DEBr was statistically significantly delayed by 2 years 3 months.

CONCLUSIONS:

The delay in dental developmental of children with DEBr may have an impact on the clinical management of these children.

PMID:
11048306
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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