Kabuki syndrome: oral and general features seen in a 2-year-old Chinese boy.

TitleKabuki syndrome: oral and general features seen in a 2-year-old Chinese boy.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsAtar M, Lee W, O'Donnell D
JournalInternational journal of paediatric dentistry / the British Paedodontic Society [and] the International Association of Dentistry for Children
Volume16
Issue3
Pagination222-6
Date Published2006 May
Abstract

This report describes the case of a young Chinese boy with Kabuki syndrome (KS). KS is a congenitali condition characterized by multiple anomalies, especially of the face, and is usually associated with mild to moderate mental retardation. The patient presented with the characteristic facial features of KS and some skeletal and neurological anomalies including a butterfly vertebraei with scoliosisi, cerebrali atrophyi, and irregular dentition. Dental examination revealed screwdriver-shaped incisorsi and a high arched maxillai, features typical of patients with KS, as well as very poor oral hygiene and early childhood cariesi. This report includes discussion of the aetiology of KS as well as discussion of the long-term prognosis for this particular patient, and patients with KS in general, with consideration of associated dental and medical issues.

Alternate JournalInt J Paediatr Dent
Citation Key16643546