2016 / English – International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry 2016; 26: 426–438


Agnès Bloch-Zupan


« Background. Hypophosphatasia (HPP) is a rareinherited metabolic disease in which mutations in the ALPL gene (encoding tissue-nonspecific alkaline phosphatase) result in varying degrees of enzyme deficiency. HPP manifests in a spectrum of symptoms, including early primary tooth loss (root intact) and alveolar bone mineralisation defects.
Objective. To provide an overview of HPP for dental professionals to help recognise and differentially diagnose patients for appropriate referral to a specialist team.
Methods. A non-systematic review of publications on HPP was performed. »