Papillon-Lefevre Disease


MSH: Rare, autosomal recessive disorder occurring between the first and fifth years of life. It is characterized by palmoplantar keratoderma with periodontitis followed by the premature shedding of both deciduous and permanent teeth. Mutations in the gene for CATHEPSIN C have been associated with this disease.,NCI: A rare autosomal recessive inherited disorder caused by mutations in the cathepsin C gene. It is manifested with periodontitis resulting in the premature loss of teeth and palmoplantar keratoderma.

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