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Article: Volume 42 Number 7 Page 656 - September 2015

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  Dent Update 2015; 42: 656-666

Periodontics:  Juvenile Hyaline Fibromatosis: Impact of Periodontal Care on Quality of Life and a Patient Perspective

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Abstract: Juvenile hyaline fibromatosis (JHF) is a rare autosomal recessive inherited condition presenting early in life and characterized by the accumulation of hyaline-like tissue in the skin as well as various organs. Gingival overgrowth is a significant oral manifestation. This paper highlights how early and essential periodontal intervention may be necessary to improve mastication and subsequent weight gain, and to eliminate pain and improve the patient’s quality of life. Here we highlight the key features of this condition and demonstrate how appropriate surgical management can have a significant impact on a patient‘s wellbeing.

Clinical relevance: Juvenile hyaline fibromatosis has a significant impact on patient wellbeing and it is therefore important that clinicians are able to recognize the condition and ensure that patients receive appropriate care and management.

Author notes: Zehra Yonel, BDS, MJDF RCS(Edin), Sabrina Parmar, BDS, MJDF RCS(Eng), Iain LC Chapple, FDS RCS, PhD, Department of Periodontology, Birmingham Dental Hospital, St Chad’s Queensway, Birmingham B4 6NN, UK.

Objective: To recognize juvenile hyaline fibromatosis and ensure that patients receive appropriate care and management.