Oral Manifestations and Molecular Basis of Oral Genodermatoses: A Review ZE08-ZE12
Dr. Kiran Kumar,
Reader, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, SDM College of Dental Sciences & Hospital,
Sattur, Dharwad -580009, India.
Genodermatoses refers to group of inherited monogenic disorders with skin manifestations. Many of these disorders are rare and also have oral manifestations, called oral genodermatoses. This article provides a focused review of molecular basis of important genodermatoses that affects the oral cavity and also have prominent associated dermatologic features. In several conditions discussed here, the oral findings are distinct and may provide the first clue of an underlying genetic diagnosis. The article also emphasises on the prenatal diagnosis, genetic counselling and the treatment oral genodermatoses.