Fanconi’s anemia in dentistry: a case report and brief literature review

Saulo Gabriel Moreira Falci, Patrícia Corrêa-Faria, Juliana Tataounoff, Cássio Roberto Rocha dos Santos, Leandro Silva Marques

Abstract


Purpose: To present a critical analysis of the dental literature about the oral, skeletal and developmental manifestations associated with Fanconi’s anemia (FA) and to describe a clinical case.
Case description: Patient: male, Caucasian, 18 years-old. At the physical exam, the patient’s appearance was roughly that of a 12-year-old child. The oral exam revealed carious lesions, gingivitis, bilateral crossbite and anterior open bite. Several teeth were absent and several primary teeth were present.
Conclusion: The review of the literature reveals a heterogeneous pattern for the oral manifestations of FA, as observed in the case described in the present report. The most common oral manifestations of the disease are gingivitis, periodontitis, dental agenesis and squamous cell carcinoma.

Keywords


Fanconi’s anemia; dentistry; diagnosis

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