Riga-Fede disease


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Ri·ga-Fe·de dis·ease

(rē'gah fā'dā),
ulceration of the lingual frenum in teething infants, related to abrasion of the tissue against the new central incisors.

Riga-Fede disease

[rē′gä fā′dā]
Etymology: Antonio Riga, Italian physician, 1832-1919; Francesco Fede, Italian pediatrician, 1832-1913
an ulceration of the lingual frenum in some infants, caused by abrasion of the frenum by natal or neonatal teeth. Also called Fede's disease.

Ri·ga-Fe·de dis·ease

(rē'gah fā'dā di-zēz')
Ulceration of lingual frenum in infants.

Fede,

Francesco, Italian physician, 1832-1913.
Fede-Riga disease - Synonym(s): Riga-Fede disease
Riga-Fede disease - see under Riga

Riga,

Antonio, Italian physician, 1832-1919.
Fede-Riga disease - Synonym(s): Riga-Fede disease
Riga-Fede disease - ulceration of the lingual frenum in teething infants. Synonym(s): Fede-Riga disease

Ri·ga-Fe·de dis·ease

(rē'gah fā'dā di-zēz')
Ulceration of lingual frenum in teething infants, related to abrasion of tissue.
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The differential diagnosis of Riga-Fede disease includes infectious diseases such as syphilis, tuberculosis or ulcerative candidiasis, and neoplasms such as lymphomas, sarcomas or granular cell myoblastomas.
Treatment of Riga-Fede disease aims to minimise trauma, and extraction is not generally indicated.
Domingues-Cruz J, Herrera A, Fernandez-Crehuet P, Garcia-Bravo B, Camacho F: Riga-Fede disease associated with postanoxic encephalopathy and trisomy 21: a proposed classification.