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M Gunashekhar

Keratosis Palmo-plantaris Associated with Early-onset Periodontitis: A Case Report



Keratosis palmoplantaris associated with periodontopathy or Papillon Lefevre syndrome is a very rare genetic disorder with autosomal recessive mode of inheritance and is characterized by hyperkeratosis of the palms and soles and early onset of a severe destructive periodontitis. The clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, therapeutic and periodontal management of an 8-year old male child diagnosed with this syndrome is discussed.

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e-Published: 01 Oct, 2013
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