Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism

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Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 381--383

Oral manifestations in growth hormone disorders


Gaurav Atreja1, Shikha Handa Atreja2, Nitul Jain3, Urvashi Sukhija1 
1 Department of Prosthodontics, MMCDSR, Mullana, Haryana, India
2 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, MMCDSR, Mullana, Haryana, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology, EDCH, Kotputli, Rajasthan, India

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Gaurav Atreja
Department of Prosthodontics, MMCDSR, Mullana, Haryana
India

Growth hormone is of vital importance for normal growth and development. Individuals with growth hormone deficiency develop pituitary dwarfism with disproportionate delayed growth of skull and facial skeleton giving them a small facial appearance for their age. Both hyper and hypopituitarism have a marked effect on development of oro-facial structures including eruption and shedding patterns of teeth, thus giving an opportunity to treating dental professionals to first see the signs and symptoms of these growth disorders and correctly diagnose the serious underlying disease.


How to cite this article:
Atreja G, Atreja SH, Jain N, Sukhija U. Oral manifestations in growth hormone disorders.Indian J Endocr Metab 2012;16:381-383


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Atreja G, Atreja SH, Jain N, Sukhija U. Oral manifestations in growth hormone disorders. Indian J Endocr Metab [serial online] 2012 [cited 2021 Apr 14 ];16:381-383
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