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Gingival hyperplasia in a child with spinal muscular atrophy type 1
  1. Nidhi Beri1,
  2. Omendra Narayan2,
  3. Vivek Mundada3
  1. 1Special Need Dentistry, Aster DM Healthcare, Dubai, UAE
  2. 2American Hospital Dubai, Dubai, UAE
  3. 3Paediatric Neurology, Aster DM Healthcare, Dubai, UAE
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nidhi Beri, Special Need Dentistry, Aster DM Healthcare, Dubai, Dubai, UAE; nidhi.beri{at}

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A school-aged female child with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1 was seen in the dental clinic prior to gene replacement therapy (Onasemnogene abeparvovec). She had seven doses of nusinersen before this. She was intermittently ventilated through tracheostomy using bilevel positive airway pressure and was fed through gastrostomy.

On examination, she had sustained open mouth with premature contacts of …

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