Implant-Supported Oral Rehabilitation of a Patient with Pemphigus Vulgaris: A Clinical Report


Altin N., Ergun S. , katz J., Sancakli E. , Koray M. , Tanyeri H.

JOURNAL OF PROSTHODONTICS-IMPLANT ESTHETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE DENTISTRY, cilt.22, ss.581-586, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 7
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/jopr.12050
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PROSTHODONTICS-IMPLANT ESTHETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE DENTISTRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.581-586

Özet

Pemphigus vulgaris (PV) is a rare mucocutaneous vesiculobullous disease characterized by the development of autoantibodies against the desmosomal proteins. Current treatment is largely based on systemic immunosuppression using systemic corticosteroids. Immunosuppressive drugs used in the treatment of the disease may increase the risk of infection and delayed healing, which are of concern in dental treatment procedures in this group of patients. The clinical outcomes of implants in PV have not been investigated. We present a case of PV rehabilitated with an implant-supported prosthesis with a 32-month follow-up and discuss the important points in the surgical and prosthodontic phases.