aggressive periodontal disease

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ag·gres·sive per·i·o·don·tal dis·ease

(ă-gres'iv per'ē-ō-don'tăl dĭz-ēz')
Rapid periodontal attachment loss and bone destruction in people who are otherwise clinically healthy; familial tendency. It can be either a localized form, in which molars and incisors are affected, or generalized. Associated bacteria are Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans and Porphyromonas gingivalis.
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However, Sun et al (11) determined genotypes of the TaqI VDR gene in 24 cases of CP, 37 cases of early-onset periodontitis and 39 healthy controls and found no difference in the distribution of VDR TaqI genotypes between CP patients and controls.
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Papillon-Lefevre Syndrome (PLS) was first described by Papillon and Lefevre in 1924 who had reported a case of siblings with palmoplantar hyperkeratosis associated with severe early-onset periodontitis and premature loss of primary and permanent teeth.
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