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Papillon–Lefèvre syndrome is also referred to as PLS and palmoplantar keratoderma and it is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder. The cause of this problem is deficiency in cathepsin C. The patient here would experience extreme signs of weakness in gums and destructions of periodontium. This usually commences after the 4th molar tooth comes out and teeth are lost before the age of 4.
HOW IS PAPILLON-LEFÈVRE SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
A general physician may conduct a thorough medical history evaluation as well as physical evaluation of the child to diagnose the condition.
HOW IS PAPILLON-LEFÈVRE SYNDROME TREATED?
The treatment of the condition will be based on the treatment of specific symptoms from a young age. The constant monitoring of the area as well as other areas like the facial skin and teeth will play a large role in the treatment method in order to prevent the onset of infections.
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Topical lubricants may also be used for temporary relief.