Kabuki make-up (Niikawa-Kuroki) syndrome: dental and craniofacial findings in a Brazilian child.

TitleKabuki make-up (Niikawa-Kuroki) syndrome: dental and craniofacial findings in a Brazilian child.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
Authorsdos Santos BM, Ribeiro RR, Stuani AS, de Paula e Silva FWG, de Queiroz AM
JournalBrazilian dental journal
Date Published2006

This article reports the case of a Brazilian child diagnosed with Kabuki make-up syndrome (KMS), addressing the clinical features observed, with emphasis on the disease-specific oral and craniofacial manifestations. The patient had the distinctive KMS craniofacial appearance, mild delayed mental development, fingers with prominent fingertip pads and visual deficit. The dental findings included fusioni of the left mandibular incisorsi (central and laterali), gemination of the right mandibular central incisor and congenitali agenesisi of the right mandibular lateral incisor, in the primary dentition, as well as absence of both permanent mandibular lateral incisors. Fusion and gemination have not been previously referred to as typical dental features in KMS. The detection of unique dental findings, such as missing teeth and dental anomalies of form in the primary dentition by means of clinical and radiographic examinations, might consist of a helpful diagnosis parameter in identifying children who may have milder forms of Kabuki syndrome.

Alternate JournalBraz Dent J
Citation Key17262134