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1. Doctor of Dental Surgery.
Abbreviation for Doctor of Dental Surgery.
DDSdapsone; Doctor of Dental Surgery.
1. Doctor of Dental Science
2. Doctor of Dental Surgery
a bacteriostatic and bactericidal sulfone derivative.
indications It is prescribed in the treatment of leprosy and dermatitis herpetiformis and for prophylaxis against toxoplasmosis and Pneumocystis carinii in immunocompromised patients.
contraindications Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use. It is not recommended for use during pregnancy or lactation.
adverse effects Among the more serious adverse reactions are hemolysis (particularly in people who have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency), leprosy reactional state, methemoglobinemia, neuropathy, nausea, anorexia, toxic hepatic aplastic anemia, and skin rash. Dapsone was carcinogenic in animal models.
Mohr-Tranebjaerg syndromeAn autosomal recessive neurodegenerative syndrome (OMIM:304700) characterised by postlingual progressive sensorineural deafness as the first presenting symptom in early childhood, followed by progressive dystonia, spasticity, dysphagia, mental deterioration and cortical blindness.
Defects of TIMM8A, which encodes a translocase, cause Mohr-Tranebjaerg syndrome.
Abbreviation for Denver Developmental Screening Test.