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VOLUME 14 , ISSUE 2 ( March-April, 2013 ) > List of Articles


Oral Manifestations of Systemic Alterations in Early Childhood

Maria Cristina Ramos Lima Padovani, Patricia Silva Barbosa, Fernando Baeder, Giselle Rodrigues de Sant'Anna, Maria Teresa Botti Rodrigues Santos, Renata Oliveira Guaré

Citation Information : Padovani MC, Barbosa PS, Baeder F, de Sant'Anna GR, Santos MT, Guaré RO. Oral Manifestations of Systemic Alterations in Early Childhood. J Contemp Dent Pract 2013; 14 (2):327-331.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1322

Published Online: 01-08-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).



This study aimed to describe certain common oral manifestations during early childhood that should be known by the pediatric dental surgeon.


The correct diagnosis and treatment of oral manifestations during early childhood is important for children's development. The pediatric dentist is responsible for maintaining oral health in children, since they change constantly during their development and growth.

Case report

Four cases of oral lesions are described, in which the diagnosis and related approach for each one is reported. The first was an acute primary herpetic gingivostomatitis, the second, pseudomembranous candidiasis, the third, chickenpox and the last was molluscum.


Professionals who treat children in this age group must be able to diagnose and treat common oral manifestations when necessary and should refer the child to a pediatrician for effective treatment if the presence of any systemic alteration is suspected.

Clinical significance

Pathognomonic signs of the most common oral manifestations in early childhood should be known by dentists to improve early diagnosis and proper management.

How to cite this article

Padovani MCRL, Barbosa PS, Baeder F, de Sant'Anna GR, Santos MTBR, Guaré RO. Oral Manifestations of Systemic Alterations in Early Childhood. J Contemp Dent Pract 2013;14(2):327-331.

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