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Medical Term:

Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome

Pronunciation: pah-pe-on[h]' le-fev


a congenital hyperkeratosis of the palms and soles, with progessive destruction of alveolar bone about the deciduous and permanent teeth beginning as early as 2 years of age, and also with premature exfoliation of teeth and calcification of the falx cerebri; autosomal recessive inheritance.

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