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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Dec 27, 2021

On this week’s episode of Fast Facts - Perio Edition, Katrina Sanders, we are continuing the conversation around periodontitis as a manifestation of systemic disease discussing patients that present with Papillon-Lefèvre.




“Patients who present with Papillon-Lefèvre are oftentimes characterized by patients who have hyperkeratosis of their tissue. Most specifically, they present with hyperkeratosis of their palms and the bottoms of their feet.”


“These individuals can start to experience disease processes onset of periodontal disease that is frequent and recurring that oftentimes results in pus in the tissues and so with these individuals, we can oftentimes see that they are prematurely losing their teeth associated with the sequelae of periodontal disease.”




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