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CASE REPORT

Prosthodontic Rehabilitation of an Oral Pemphigus Vulgaris Patient

Ufuk Ates, Bulem Yuzugullu

Citation Information : Ates U, Yuzugullu B. Prosthodontic Rehabilitation of an Oral Pemphigus Vulgaris Patient. Int J Prosthodont Restor Dent 2011; 1 (2):128-131.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10019-1024

Published Online: 01-09-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Pemphigus vulgaris is a rare autoimmune mucocutaneous disease with high mortality if untreated. Dental management is complicated due to involvement of oral mucosa, increased risk of oral disease and difficulty in rendering dental care. A male patient with exacerbated characteristics was rehabilitated with full mouth restorations following systemic treatment of pemphigus vulgaris. Owing to the nature of the disease and discomfort in providing adequate oral hygiene measures, dietary intake and masticatory function, it is imperative to rehabilitate the patient with well-designed prosthesis. Although these diseases are relatively uncommon, clinicians must be sufficiently familiar with clinical manifestations to ensure early diagnosis and treatment.


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