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Int J Paediatr Dent. 2002 Jul;12(4):277-80.

Teeth grinding, tongue and lip biting in a 24-month-old boy with meningococcal septicaemia. Report of a case.

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Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Pendlebury, UK.


This paper describes the management of a 24-month-old boy who presented with self-inflicted trauma to his lower lip and tongue, and teeth grinding, 21 days after developing meningococcal septicaemia. A decision to observe and prescribe palliative therapy was made. Extraction of the lower right deciduous canine, which had become non-vital, possibly due to bruxism, was carried out.

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