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What is Cherubism?

What is Cherubism?

  • Cherubism: Hereditory progressive swelling of the mandible and sometimes whole jaw giving a cherubic look of the face.
  • Cherubism: A fibro-osseous hereditary disease of the jaws. The swollen jaws and raised eyes give a cherubic appearance; multiple radiolucencies are evident upon radiographic examination.
    Source - Diseases Database

Cherubism is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Cherubism, or a subtype of Cherubism, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Cherubism as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Cherubism: Introduction

Types of Cherubism:

Broader types of Cherubism:

How serious is Cherubism?

Complications of Cherubism: see complications of Cherubism

What causes Cherubism?

Causes of Cherubism: see causes of Cherubism

What are the symptoms of Cherubism?

Symptoms of Cherubism: see symptoms of Cherubism

Complications of Cherubism: see complications of Cherubism

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Cherubism: Medical Geneticist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Cherubism.
Treatments for Cherubism: see treatments for Cherubism

Name and Aliases of Cherubism

Main name of condition: Cherubism

Other names or spellings for Cherubism:


Familial fibrous dysplasia of jaw Source - Diseases Database

Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Cherubism: Related Conditions

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