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Quintessence Publishing: Journals: ORTHODONTICS
ORTHODONTICS
The Art and Practice of Dentofacial Enhancement

Formerly World Journal of Orthodontics

Edited by
Rafi Romano, DMD, MSc (Editor-in-Chief)

ISSN 2160-2999 (print) / ISSN 2160-3006 (online)

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Publication:
Fall 2004
Volume 5 , Issue 3

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Osteoarthritis of the Temporomandibular Joint in an Adult Patient with Hashimoto Thyroiditis: Case Report

Vittorio Grenga, MD, DDS, MS/Raffaele Schiavoni, MD, DDS, MS/Carla Lubrano, MD, PhD

Pages: 254259
PMID: 15612346

This case report documents the treatment of a female patient, 37 years 6 months of age, with a Class II open bite malocclusion with severe osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint associated with Hashimoto disease, a chronic inflammatory disease of the thyroid in which autoimmune factors play a prominent role. The simultaneous treatment of both pathologies (malocclusion and thyroiditis) led to the cessation of pain and dysfunctional symptoms in both temporomandibular joints. World J Orthod 2004;5:254259.

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