Papillon-Lefevre syndrome. A report of six cases in one family

Int J Dermatol. 1986 Dec;25(10):638-41. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-4362.1986.tb04525.x.


Papillon-Lefevre syndrome in six Saudi children in the same family is described. The parents were unaffected, and parental consanguinity was present. Palmoplantar keratosis started at the age of 1 1/2 years. The loss of deciduous teeth was a consequence of juvenile periodontitis. All essential features of the syndrome were present in this series.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Aggressive Periodontitis / etiology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Keratoderma, Palmoplantar / genetics*
  • Male
  • Papillon-Lefevre Disease / complications
  • Papillon-Lefevre Disease / genetics*
  • Pedigree
  • Saudi Arabia