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Indian J Dent. 2016 Sep;7(3):134-139.

Review of orofacial considerations of systemic sclerosis or scleroderma with report of analysis of 3 cases.

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1
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, SP Dental College and Hospital, DMIMS University, Wardha, Maharashtra, India.
2
Department of Oral Pathology, HSRSM, Hingoli, Maharashtra, India.
3
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, SP Dental College, Wardha, Maharashtra, India.

Abstract

Scleroderma (skleros; hard, and derma; skin), is currently known as systemic sclerosis due to its progressive nature and widespread tissue involvement. It is a rare connective tissue disorder with a wide range of oral manifestations. Thickening of the skin is the hallmark of the disease. The patient education for self-care and multidisciplinary approach would be needed to manage the condition. The article presents the review of orofacial considerations in scleroderma with a report of analysis of orofacial manifestations 3 cases.

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Connective tissue disorders; reduced mouth opening; scleroderma; widened periodontal ligament space

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