European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry

, Volume 15, Issue 3, pp 217–221 | Cite as

Dental abnormalities and preventive oral care in Schimke immuno-osseous dysplasia

  • M. Gendronneau
  • O. Kérourédan
  • S. Taque
  • J. L. Sixou
  • M. Bonnaure-MalletEmail author
Case Report



Schimke immuno-osseous dysplasia (SIOD) is a rare, severe, autosomal recessive disorder that results in spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia, renal dysfunction, immunodeficiency, facial dysmorphism and growth failure. Little is known about oral features associated with SIOD. Some of the dental anomalies encountered are specific to SIOD and have only been reported in individuals with SIOD.

Case report

This paper describes the clinical and radiographic dental manifestations of SIOD in two Caucasian brothers. Both lived to be about 10 years old. After a variety of symptoms were reported, a diagnosis of SIOD was finally made when the brothers were, respectively, 5 and 8 years old. At that time, dental anomalies, such as dyschromia, bulbous crowns, short and thin roots, had not been taken into account to establish the diagnosis. However, knowledge of the dental features characteristic of this disease could have helped make the diagnosis. Although both were caries- and periodontal disease-free, special attention was focused on prevention, including dietary counselling, plaque control, oral hygiene instructions and the use of fluoridated toothpaste.


The two patients were followed every 6 months, for over 2 years (until their death), by both a private dentist and a university hospital dentist, which helped them maintain good oral health. Oral hygiene was assessed at each appointment and fissure sealants were placed by the private practitioner on their first permanent molars.


This report describes dental anomalies specific to SIOD that could facilitate diagnosis. Clinicians and dentists should work in collaboration to diagnose and treat children with SIOD. These patients require regular and specific dental management because of their fragile health and their characteristic dental anomalies. Ideally, preventive visits should be scheduled every 6 months in addition to curative visits as needed.


Schimke immuno-osseous dysplasia Spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia Dental manifestations Dentinogenesis imperfecta Tooth development 



We thank Pr. Cornelius Boerkoel and Ms. Marie Morimoto at the University of British Columbia for help in revising the manuscript and Ms. Celine Allaire at the University of Rennes 1 for editorial assistance. San Francisco Edit revised English language.

Conflict of interest

The authors state that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Gendronneau
    • 1
  • O. Kérourédan
    • 1
  • S. Taque
    • 1
  • J. L. Sixou
    • 1
  • M. Bonnaure-Mallet
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Université Européenne de Bretagne, Université de Rennes 1 and Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de RennesRennesFrance
  2. 2.Equipe de Microbiologie EA 1254Université de Rennes 1RennesFrance

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