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REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 134-139

Review of orofacial considerations of systemic sclerosis or scleroderma with report of analysis of 3 cases


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, SP Dental College and Hospital, DMIMS University, Wardha, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, HSRSM, Hingoli, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, SP Dental College, Wardha, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Arati Panchbhai
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, SP Dental College and Hospital, DMIMS University, Sawangi (M), Wardha - 442 001, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0975-962X.186702

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Scleroderma (skleros; hard, and derma; skin), is currently known as systemic sclerosis due to its progressive nature and widespread tissue involvement. It is a rare connective tissue disorder with a wide range of oral manifestations. Thickening of the skin is the hallmark of the disease. The patient education for self-care and multidisciplinary approach would be needed to manage the condition. The article presents the review of orofacial considerations in scleroderma with a report of analysis of orofacial manifestations 3 cases.


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