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Biography

She completed both her B. D. S. and M. D. S. degrees from Government Dental College, Thiruvananthapuram. She has a combined work experience of over 12 years in clinics and academia and currently supervises postgraduate and undergraduate students in their research activities. Many of her students have won best paper awards at various state and national level conferences. Dr. Angel has published papers in national journals and has contributed two chapters in the Clinical Textbook of Medicine authored by Dr. K.V. Krishna Das. She was the editor for the special edition of the journal of Amrita School of Medicine and is also a peer reviewer of the journal of Amrita School of Medicine.

Abstract

Hereditary gingival fibromatosis(HGF) is traditionally considered an autosomal dominant disease, characterized by a slowly progressive, benign enlargement of the keratinized oral gingival tissues that has been mapped to chromosome 2 or chromosome 5. HGF can also be found as a part of various syndromes. This paper highlights a case of hereditary gingival fibromatosis seen in a 11 year old girl. A detailed family history revealed gingival fibromatosis in mother and grandmother. They also had a history of multiple miscarriages. Karyotyping was done and a balanced translocation of chromosome 6 and 13 with break points on 6q21 and 13q34 was found in the child, mother and grandmother. Can this represent an entirely new syndrome?