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Temporomandibular Joint Disorder in Systemic Sclerosis: A Case Report

DOI: 10.4236/oalib.1109434, PP. 1-6

Subject Areas: Rheumatology

Keywords: Scleroderma, Systemic, Autoimmune Diseases, Temporomandibular Joint

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Orofacial manifestations occur frequently in rheumatic diseases and usually represent early signs of disease or of its activity that are still neglected in clinical practice. Among the autoimmune rheumatic diseases with potential for oral manifestations, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), inflammatory myopathies (IM), systemic sclerosis (SSc), systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), relapsing polychondritis (RP) and Sjögren’s syndrome (SS) can be cited. Signs and symptoms such as oral hyposalivation, xerostomia, temporomandibular joint disorders, lesions of the oral mucosa, periodontal disease, dysphagia, and dysphonia may be the first expression of these rheumatic diseases. We report a case of systemic sclerosis with temporomandibular joint involvement.

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Almeida, M. D. S. T. M. , Fernandes, M. L. M. and Moreira, T. C. A. (2022). Temporomandibular Joint Disorder in Systemic Sclerosis: A Case Report. Open Access Library Journal, 9, e9434. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/oalib.1109434.

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