Riga-Fede disease: association with microcephaly

Int J Paediatr Dent. 2002 Nov;12(6):442-5. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-263x.2002.00396.x.

Abstract

A case of microcephaly associated with traumatic ulceration to the ventral surface of the tongue (Riga-Fede disease) in a 12-month-old female is presented. To the best of our knowledge, such association has not been described previously. A conservative treatment regime was used, involving medical management, elimination of the sharp edges of the teeth and use of topical triamcinolone, and the ulceration healed over a period of 4 weeks.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents / therapeutic use
  • Dental Enamel / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incisor / surgery
  • Infant
  • Microcephaly / complications*
  • Oral Ulcer / complications*
  • Oral Ulcer / etiology
  • Oral Ulcer / therapy
  • Tongue Diseases / complications*
  • Tongue Diseases / etiology
  • Tongue Diseases / therapy
  • Tongue Habits / adverse effects
  • Tongue Habits / therapy
  • Triamcinolone Acetonide / therapeutic use

Substances

  • Anti-Inflammatory Agents
  • Triamcinolone Acetonide