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Quintessence Int 37 (2006), No. 10     28. Sep. 2006
Quintessence Int 37 (2006), No. 10  (28.09.2006)

Page 777-787, PubMed:17078276

Dental care of patients with autoimmune vesiculobullous diseases: Case reports and literature review
Fatahzadeh, Mahnaz / Radfar, Lida / Sirois, David A.
Dental management of patients with autoimmune vesiculobullous disorders is compli-cated because of prominent involvement of oral mucosa, increased risk of oral disease, and difficulty in rendering dental care. Although these diseases are relatively uncommon, dental practitioners should be familiar with the oral sequelae of these conditions and their management. Pemphigus vulgaris, cicatricial pemphigoid, and epidermolysis bullosa represent the most common autoimmune oral vesiculobullous diseases. This case-illustrated review summarizes the pathogenesis, diagnostic features, and natural history of oral vesiculobullous disorders, placing an emphasis on the treatment and prevention of associated oral disease aimed at maintaining a healthy, functional dentition.

Keywords: cicatricial pemphigoid, dental complications, epidermolysis bullosa, pemphigus vulgaris, vesiculobullous disorders