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, cilt.94, ss.479-484, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 94 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1067/moe.2002.127584
  • Dergi Adı: ORAL SURGERY ORAL MEDICINE ORAL PATHOLOGY ORAL RADIOLOGY AND ENDODONTOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.479-484

Özet

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.