Rothmund-Thomson syndrome: A case report


HAYTAC M. C. , OZTUNC H. , Mete U. Ö. , Kaya M.

ORAL SURGERY ORAL MEDICINE ORAL PATHOLOGY ORAL RADIOLOGY AND ENDODONTOLOGY, vol.94, no.4, pp.479-484, 2002 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 94 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Doi Number: 10.1067/moe.2002.127584
  • Title of Journal : ORAL SURGERY ORAL MEDICINE ORAL PATHOLOGY ORAL RADIOLOGY AND ENDODONTOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.479-484

Abstract

Rothmund-Thomson syndrome (RTS) is an extremely rare genetic disorder characterized by poikilodermatous skin changes, photosensitivity, and an increased risk of developing skin and bone malignancies. In this case report, the dental and periodontal features of RTS in a 16-year-old female patient are presented. The transmission electron microscopy performed on a gingival biopsy specimen showed structural defects of connective tissue. If the unusual ultrastructural findings of this case are confirmed as being consistent with other RTS patients, it is our opinion that this syndrome can be considered among the systemic diseases associated with early-onset periodontitis.