ORAL MANIFESTATIONS IN THE MALABSORPTION SYNDROME

Vasile Valeriu Lupu, Marin Burlea, Ancuta Ignat, Melania Ursu, Gabriela Paduraru

ABSTRACT

The malabsorption syndrome includes numerous clinical entities accompanied by chronic diarrhoea, abdominal distension and failure to grow. The malabsorption of micronutrients may also have an effect on the tissues of the oral cavity. Lesions at this level can be important in detecting and monitoring diseases. The carefully established case history, family history, serological tests, and interclinical consultation can help give a correct diagnosis in a timely manner and can help prevent complications in these patients. Oral tissues can also provide a readily accessible place for Crohn’s disease biopsies. Sometimes, the severity or prognosis of the disease can be monitored by the presence or extent of the manifestations in the oral cavity.

Key words: malabsorption syndrome, dental enamel defects, oral lesions, children

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