Dyskeratosis congenita: report of a case and review of the literature

G. R. Ogden (Lead / Corresponding author), E. Connor, D. M. Chisholm

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    A case of dyskeratosis congenita in a 10-year-old white boy is reported. The triad of oral leukoplakia, nail dystrophy, and skin pigmentation was present. Other associated anomalies included dysphagia and varied immunoglobulin levels, although there was no evidence of anemia, pancytopenia, and ocular involvement. Since it may be associated with future malignant change, dyskeratosis congenita should be considered in all cases in which an obscure white lesion exists in the mouth.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)586-591
    Number of pages6
    JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - May 1988


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