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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 1026-1028

Oral and dental findings in Bardet–Biedl syndrome: A case report

Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Gaziantep University, Şehitkamil, Gaziantep, Turkey

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Dr. E D Yalcin
Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Gaziantep University, Şehitkamil 27410, Gaziantep
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DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_615_18

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Bardet–Biedl syndrome (BBS) is a rare autosomal recessive genetic disorder. This syndrome is associated with 19 genes present, and 80% of the cases are determined as a clinical diagnosis result. A 15-year-old female presented with a complaint of gingival bleeding during brushing. As a result of received detailed history and the intraoral–extraoral examinations; retinal dystrophy, obesity, polydactyly, and renal defects of Caucasian female consistent with BBS were reported. Oral and dental findings were high-arched palate, crowding, and missing tooth. As dentists, we should know the diagnostic criteria of this syndrome. In addition, we should have a high index of suspicion so as to enhance the timely recognition of this condition. Dentists should also be familiar with the management protocol that includes a multidisciplinary approach to alleviate the existing conditions.

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