Odontohypophosphatasia - A Case Report
Balaji Manohar, Lalit Mathur, Rajesh Pillai, Neema Shetty, Aman Bhatia and Aditi Mathur*
Department of Periodontics Pacific Dental College & Hospital Debari, Udaipur, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Aditi Mathur
Post graduate student
Department of Periodontics
Pacific Dental College & Hospital
Debari, Udaipur, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 07, 2010; Accepted date: October 21, 2010; Published date: October 23, 2010
Citation: Manohar B, Mathur L, Pillai R, Shetty N, Bhatia A, et al. (2010) Odontohypophosphatasia - A Case Report. J Carcinogene Mutagene 1:105. doi: 10.4172/2157-2518.1000105
Copyright: © 2010 Manohar B, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Hypophosphatasia is a rare disease characterized by low levels of tissue non-specific alkaline phosphatase. It is characterized by defective bone and teeth mineralization. The symptoms are highly variable which ranges from stillbirth with defective mineralization of bone to early loss of tooth. The severity of disease is not directly related to serum alkaline phosphate levels. Some cases present with premature loss of only deciduous teeth without any bone disease. This condition is known as odontohypophosphatasia. Here we report a case of 15 year old female who presented only dental findings of hypophosphatasia but had no appreciable bone defects seen.