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Spec Care Dentist. 2000 Nov-Dec;20(6):240-4.

Scleroderma: oral manifestations and treatment challenges.

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Department of Dentistry, UNC Hospitals, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7450, USA.

Abstract

Scleroderma is a connective tissue disorder of excess collagen production characterized by intense fibrosis of the skin, with internal organ involvement. A wide range of oral sequelae-including microstomia, oral mucosal/gingival fibrosis, xerostomia, and mandibular bone resorption-complicates maintenance of oral health and dental treatment. The literature is reviewed, and two cases are presented.

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