2008, Number 4
Acta Pediatr Mex 2008; 29 (4)
Oral manifestations of the most frequent systemic diseases seen at the Instituto Nacional de Pediatría. Review of the literature and statistics of the Institute
Teja-Ángeles E, Durán-Gutiérrez A, Espinosa-Victoria L,Ramírez-Mayans JA
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ABSTRACTA complete and integral medical attention requires a multidisciplinary intervention. Although the pediatrician does the initial evaluation and makes the diagnosis, he is aware; that oral manifestations could be present. These oral manifestations can indicate signs and symptoms related to the disease. They may be the first manifestation of a disease or they may indicate the degree of systemic involvement in the patient. Oral manifestations may be primary and they serve to establish the differential diagnosis. On certain cases medical treatments cause secondary oral manifestations. Timely diagnosis of oral manifestations is useful for the medical treatment of the patient and avoids its discontinuation by complications due to these manifestations. A specialized odontopediatrician should be able to diagnose and treat every type of oral conditions associated with a variety of pediatric pathology.