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In this paper the etiology, the clinical and histologic features, the immunopathologic studies, the diagnosis and treatment of chronic desquamative gingivitis are. Chronic desquamation of the gingiva is referred to as desquamative gingivitis ( DG) (2). Chronic desquamative gingivitis was described for the. Desquamative gingivitis (DG) is an erythematous (red), desquamatous (shedding ) and erythematosus · Chronic ulcerative stomatitis; Chronic bacterial, fungal, and viral infections; Reactions to medications, mouthwashes, and chewing gum.

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Contact sensitivity reactions in the oral mucosa. Semin Cutan Med Surg. Large ulceration areas can be observed in some cases DG can be caused by numerous conditions.

Preservation of tissue-fixed immunoglobulins in skin biopsies of patients desqusmative lupus erythematosus and bullous diseases – Preliminary report. Frequency of desquamative gingivitis in skin diseases. The exact etiology of MMP is not known. Patient’s education and motivation should be done, as plaque induced gingivitis may worsen or aggravate the course of the disease.

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J Istanb Univ Fac Dent. J Oral Pathol Med. Hamilton BC Decker Inc; Semin Cutan Med Surg. Here we present gjngivitis case of chronic desquamative gingivitis in a year-old woman with periodontitis.

Detection and differentiation between conditions that manifest desquamative gingivitis have been almost a continuing problem gingivitiis dental undergraduates. Orofacial soft tissues — Soft tissues around the mouth. Burkitts Oral Medicine Diagnosis and Treatment. J and A Churchill Ltd; Oral MMP may be more difficult to manage than other subgroups of the disease.

Validity and reliability of the oral health-related quality of life instrument for dental hygiene. Published online Nov The condition frequently involves mucous membranes, with rare skin involvement.

Footnotes Conflicts of Interest: Dentistry involving supporting structures of teeth Periodontology. The mean total OHRQL score of 33 at the baseline was reduced to 15, gingivtiis an improvement in patient’s perceived oral health-related quality of life.

Desquamative gingivitis – Wikipedia

Histopatholgy showing sub-epithelial cleft and basal cell degeneration, along with chronic inflammatory cells and hemorrhagic areas. The treatment strategies vary according to the preference of the physician, the age of the patient, the severity of the disease and the site involved.

Subsequent periodontal surgery resulted in further reduction of local inflammation. A year-old woman was referred from an oral surgery clinic of a general hospital to our dental clinic, with a chief complaint of oral discomfort, soreness of the gingiva. We proposed a clinical chart to help students in making a good differential diagnosis of cases presented with DG.


The response to topical corticosteroids as well as systemic corticosteroids and dapsone or sulfapyridine has been gratifying. However, further research and assessment of this flowchart in clinical setting using randomized controlled trials is needed. Increased risk of breast cancer following different regimens of hormone replacement therapy frequently used in Europe. Erythematous gingiva with loss of stippling, extending apically from the gingival margins to the alveolar mucosa is a frequent observation.

This could denote a possible risk factor for long-standing periodontal health. The re-evaluation at 6 months post-operation revealed a significant improvement in gingival conditions [ Fig. Oral cavity is mostly affected and desquamative gingivitis is the most common manifestation.

Desquamative gingivitis

However, the oral lesions usually heal without scarring. The other mucosa, skin, internal organs, and systemic disease involvement either together or solely should be assessed meticulously.

Diagnostic pathways and clinical significance of desquamative gingivitis.