Periodontal Manifestations of Chronic Atypical Neutrophilic Dermatosis With Lipodystrophy and Elevated Temperature (CANDLE) Syndrome in an 11 Year Old Patient

Gerald J. McKenna, Hassan M. Ziada

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Abstract

Introduction: Chronic atypical neutrophilic dermatosis with lipodystrophy and elevated temperature (CANDLE) is an auto inflammatory syndrome caused by an autosomal recessive gene mutation. This very rare syndrome has been reported in only 14 patients worldwide. A number of clinical signs have been reported including joint contractures, muscle atrophy, microcytic anaemia, and panniculitis-induced childhood lipodystrophy. Further symptoms include recurrent fevers, purpuric skin lesions, periorbital erythema and failure to thrive. This is the first reported case of periodontal manifestations associated with CANDLE syndrome. 
Case Presentation: An 11 year old boy was referred to Cork University Dental School and Hospital with evidence of severe periodontal destruction. The patient’s medical condition was managed in Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, London. The patient’s dental management included initial treatment to remove teeth of hopeless prognosis followed by prosthodontic rehabilitation using removable partial dentures. This was followed by further non-surgical periodontal treatment and maintenance. In the long term, the potential definitive restorative options, including dental implants, will be evaluated in discussion with the patient’s medical team.
Conclusion: Periodontitis as a manifestation of systemic disease is one of seven categories of periodontitis as defined by the American Academy of Periodontology 1999 classification system. A number of systemic diseases have been associated with advanced periodontal destruction including Diabetes Mellitus, Leukaemia and Papillon-Lefevre Syndrome. In the case described, treatment necessitated a multidisciplinary approach with input from medical and dental specialities for a young patient with severe periodontal destruction associated with CANDLE syndrome.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-158
Number of pages19
JournalClinical Advances in Periodontics
Volume5
Issue number3
Early online date07 Dec 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015

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