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Dental Management of a Patient with Congenital Hypothyroidism: A Case Report

Monisha Singhal, Nitin Singh, Anand Rohit, C. P. Chaudhary

Keywords : Caries, Congenital Hypothyroidism, Behavior Management

Citation Information : Singhal M, Singh N, Rohit A, Chaudhary CP. Dental Management of a Patient with Congenital Hypothyroidism: A Case Report. 2016; 4 (2):122-125.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1672057

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Published Online: 11-09-2016

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Congenital hypothyroidism (CHT) is one of the most common thyroid disorders. It occurs because of dysgenesis of thyroid gland which is responsible for the normal development of neural system. Child patient suffering from congenital hypothyroidism shows various medical and behavioral symptoms which makes routine dental care very challenging to the pediatric dentist. Due to increased awareness and introduction of neonatal screening, the long term hypothyroidism has become rare. The most significant oral conditions related to these patients are delayed eruption and dental caries. The present case report outlines the dental treatment of a 9yr old girl with congenital hypothyroidism.

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