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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 45-48

Prosthodontic management of a completely edentulous patient with Huntington's disease: A rare case report

Department of Prosthodontics, M R Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

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Poojya Ramdev
Department of Prosthodontics, M R Ambedkar Dental College and Hospital, Bengaluru - 560 005, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijmd.ijmd_29_16

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Dentists have a large role in geriatric health care for the ever increasing elderly population with associated physical and neurological disorders. According to the World Health Organization, between 2015 and 2050, the proportion of the world's population over 60 years will nearly double from 12% to 22%. Huntington's disease is a rare neurodegenerative, adult-onset familial disorder, which can affect both men and women. Poor oral hygiene and increased susceptibility to dental caries and periodontal diseases predispose them to early edentulism. Providing an effective dental prosthesis will alleviate functional, esthetic, and psychological disabilities of the patient. This case report explains the steps involved in the complete denture rehabilitation of a patient with Huntington's disease, with some modification of techniques and materials to suit the special situation.

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