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Christ-Siemens-Touraine Syndrome with Self-mutilation Habit: An Unusual Presentation

Gurusamy Kayalvizhi, R Neeraja

Keywords : Ectodermal dysplasia, Self-mutilation, Christ-Siemens-Touraine syndrome, Hypohidrotic, Hypodontia, Prosthetic treatment

Citation Information : Kayalvizhi G, Neeraja R. Christ-Siemens-Touraine Syndrome with Self-mutilation Habit: An Unusual Presentation. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2009; 2 (1):52-55.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1044

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2009; The Author(s).


Ectodermal dysplasia exhibits a classic triad of hypohidrosis, hypotrichosis, and hypodontia. Self-mutilation could be due to organic or functional causes. The occurrence of self-mutilation with functional cause represents a diagnostic challenge to practitioners. In most of the instances dentists are the first to recognize patient with ectodermal dysplasia as they report primarily with a complaint of missing teeth. The most common type is hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (Christ-Siemens-Touraine syndrome). A thorough knowledge of this disease with multidisciplinary approach aids in successful outcome of the treatment. This is an unusual case report of Christ-Siemens-Touraine syndrome with self-mutilation.

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