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DENTAL TREATMENTS OF THE CHILD WITH LOWE SYNDROME : A CASE REPORT

주찬희 1 Kim Seon Mi 1 Choi Nam-Ki 1

1전남대학교

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ABSTRACT

Lowe syndrome, also known as oculocerebrorenal syndrome, is a rare genetic disorder involving eyes, kidney,brain and musculoskeletal system, and occurs predominantly in males. The patient with Lowe syndrome is characterized with congenital cataracts, glaucoma, prominent forehead, thin and sparse hair, mental and growth retardation, muscular hypotonia, renal dysfunction, and metabolic bone disease. We have experienced a 10-year-old boy with Lowe syndrome who had poor oral hygiene and trouble for teeth brushing. To manage his behavior and systemic metabolic disorder, sedation was performed during dental care. Excessive calculus formation in this patient is caused by both medication and lack of ability to maintain oral hygiene. The dental management of those patients has to be focused on prevention due to difficulties in dental treatment and dangers of general anesthesia for the Lowe syndrome.

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