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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Sensory Neuropathy Type V: Dilemma Between Function and Well-being

Authors: Meriam BB , Manel C , Jihène Z , Malèke D , Imène G , Jemmali B


Introduction: Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathies type V (HSAN type V) is the rarest of sensory neuropathies. The main features are loss of deep sensitivity as well as self-mutilation of especially the lips, fingers, tongue and teeth.

Case Report: In this article we report a rare case of a 4-year-old child with HSAN type V. the patient’s management had two aims first reinforce parental and child compliance and then restore function and aesthetic.

Discussion: The diagnosis of a HSAN type V relies not only on the clinical features but also on the genetic analysis. Dental management and careful monitoring are key elements in maintaining social, psychological and behavioral equilibrium of these patients.

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