Differential diagnosis between post-polio syndrome symptoms and temporomandibular disorder – Clinical case

Authors

  • Gustavo Augusto Seabra Barbosa Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte
  • Maria Helena de Siqueira Torres Morais Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.20396/bjos.v12i1.8641160

Keywords:

Diagnosis differential, Post-poliomyelitis Syndrome, Temporomandibular disorders

Abstract

Post-poliomyelitis syndrome (PPS) is characterized by the delayed appearance of new neuromuscular symptoms in patients several years after their acute poliomyelitis paralysis. Clinical features of PPS include fatigue, joint and muscle pain, new muscular weakness and bulbar symptoms. The diagnosis is essentially clinical after excluding other neurological, orthopedic or rheumatologic problems. Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are usually diagnosed by means of comprehensive review of patient history and clinical examination and the symptoms are pain/ discomfort in the jaw, mainly in the region of the temporomandibular joints (TMJs) and/or masticatory muscles, limitation of mandibular function and/or TMJ sounds. In the same way as PPS, the diagnosis of TMD is challenging. This study reports the case of a patient that presented the symptoms of both conditions in the stomatognathic system, and discusses how to achieve the differential diagnosis for proper management of the cases.

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Author Biographies

Gustavo Augusto Seabra Barbosa, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

Department of Dentistry, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN.

Maria Helena de Siqueira Torres Morais, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte

Department of Dentistry, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Natal, RN.

Published

2015-10-19

How to Cite

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Barbosa GAS, Morais MH de ST. Differential diagnosis between post-polio syndrome symptoms and temporomandibular disorder – Clinical case. Braz. J. Oral Sci. [Internet]. 2015 Oct. 19 [cited 2022 Dec. 8];12(1):57-60. Available from: https://periodicos.sbu.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/bjos/article/view/8641160

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Case Report

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