Juvenile Hyaline Fibromatosis: Impact of Periodontal Care on Quality of Life and a Patient Perspective

Zehra Yonel, Sabrina Parmar, Iain L C Chapple

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Juvenile hyaline fibromatosis (JHF) is a rare autosomal recessive inherited condition presenting early in life and characterized by the accumulation of hyaline-like tissue in the skin as well as various organs. Gingival overgrowth is a significant oral manifestation. This paper highlights how early and essential periodontal intervention may be necessary to improve mastication and subsequent weight gain, and to eliminate pain and improve the patient's quality of life. Here we highlight the key features of this condition and demonstrate how appropriate surgical management can have a significant impact on a patient's wellbeing. CPD/CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Juvenile hyaline fibromatosis has a significant impact on patient wellbeing and it is therefore important that clinicians are able to recognize the condition and ensure that patients receive appropriate care and management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)656-658, 660-662, 665-666
Number of pages8
JournalDental Update
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2 Sept 2015


  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Gingival Overgrowth
  • Gingivectomy
  • Humans
  • Hyalinosis, Systemic
  • Male
  • Mastication
  • Patient Care Planning
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • Quality of Life
  • Speech
  • Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
  • Trismus
  • Young Adult
  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article


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