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Treatment of Self-Injurious Oral Trauma in Patient with Cerebral Palsy: A Case Report 
Int J Clin Prev Dent 2017;13(3):155-158
Published online September 30, 2017;
© 2017 International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry.

Su-Hyun Shim, Geum-Sun Ahn

Department of Dental Hygiene, Kyungbok University, Namyangju, Korea
Correspondence to: Su-Hyun Shim
Department of Dental Hygiene, Kyungbok University, 425 Gyeongbokdae-ro, Jinjeop-eup, Namyangju 12051, Korea. 
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Received September 8, 2017; Revised September 21, 2017; Accepted September 21, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Self-injurious behavior can be defined as deliberated harm to one’s own body without conscious suicidal intent. It frequently involves oral tissues. In pediatric patients, self-injurious behavior usually is reported as lip, cheek and tongue biting. The case presented in this report discuss oral self-injurious behavior (SIB) in hospitalized patient who had cerebral palsy. Clinicians should be well aware of the possibility of oral self-injurious behavior in various mental disorders, comatose status, poisoning, or character disorders. Moreover, dentists are able to manage those patients with several treatment modalities and to prevent SIB according to the causative disorders.
Keywords : cerebral palsy, self-injurious behavior, wounds and injuries
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