Dental implants in a patient with suspected leucocyte adhesion deficiency

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Abstract

Aggressive periodontitis and premature tooth loss in leucocyte adhesion deficiency (LAD) have adverse functional and psychological consequences on affected individuals. Dental implant rehabilitation might become necessary to overcome the functional and psychological adverse effects of LAD periodontitis, especially in patients with milder forms who are expected to have a relatively normal life expectancy. Outcome of dental implants in patients with LAD has not been previously reported; we describe the dental rehabilitation of a 24-year-old man with clinical features of LAD using endosseous dental implants.

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