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February 1968

Papillon-Lefèvre Syndrome

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles

From Section of Dermatology, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles.

Arch Dermatol. 1968;97(2):154-158. doi:10.1001/archderm.1968.01610080058010

The Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome is characterized by palmar-plantar hyperkeratosis and periodontosis occurring in childhood after the eruption of deciduous teeth. Additionally, associated findings of calcification of the choroid plexus and tentorium have been reported in several cases.

A patient with the salient features of this syndrome is presented and a discussion of the syndrome follows.

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