This is a rare genetic disorder that can start to show symptoms by the age of five or even younger. In this condition, the patient will develop scaly and dry patches on the palms as well as the soles of the feet. These patches may also spread to other areas of the body like the knees and the elbows. It leads to severe and chronic inflammation of the affected areas.
HOW IS PAPILLON-LEFÈVRE SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis is done by a dentist who would observe the loss of teeth pattern and also do a blood test and tissue test.
HOW IS PAPILLON-LEFÈVRE SYNDROME TREATED?
Treatment for this illness is rather complicated and involves the use of Retinoids and antibiotics. However, this has helped in successful dental maintenance only for a shorter period of a year or so. Along with the same, there are cases where the teeth are extracted and new dentures are made to replace the existing ones.
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Topical lubricants may also be used for temporary relief.