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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 ยท Chronic ulcerative stomatitis; Chronic bacterial, fungal, and viral infections; Reactions to medications, mouthwashes, and chewing gum.

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Health control beliefs and quality of life considerations before and during periodontal treatment. J Am Acad Dermatol ;6: Desquamative gingivitis associated with psoriasis. Diagnostic importance of immunofluorescence in oral bullous diseases and lupus erythematosus. DG can be caused by numerous conditions. She also had moderate levels of periodontal pocket and intrabony periodontal defects, and periapical lesions of teeth.

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Desquamative gingivitis: A review

In general, there is chronic pain, which especially increases with the intake of acidic foods. Gingival lesions diagnosed as pemphigus vulgaris in an adolescent. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.


Interdiciplinary care should contribute to a significant improvement in quality of life of patients with Ginvivitis. Atrophic form of Lichen Planus creates a typical desquamative gingivitis appearance at the gingiva. Recovery of the gingiva may take months Management of inflammatory conditions including periodontitis can contribute to the clinical resolution of chronic desquamative gingivitis and improve life quality of the patient.

The clinical spectrum of desquamative gingivitis.

Chronic desquamative gingivitis and oral health-related quality of life

Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. Vesiculo-ulcerative diseases and periodontal practice. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU.

The significance of early diagnosis in the therapeutical management of the patients is emphasized. Wichmanns was the first to describe a case of MMP as early as late 18 th century.

Desquamative gingivitis

Scully C, Porter SR. Histologically, MMP is characterized by junctional separation at the level of the basement membrane and resultant sub-basilar split.

Gingival lesions are controlled by improving oral hygiene and the use of topical corticosteroids. Topical gingivitix are commonly used to treat DG.

However, its use is not preferred, due to the necessity of controlling serum tacrolimus levels at certain intervals and because of the side effects in drsquamative patients 11xhronic A case report and.


The desquamative gingivitis is seen after puberty, especially in individuals over 30 years of age 3. Adult linear immunoglobulin A disease manifesting as desquamative gingivitis. Report of 2 cases with histologic findings. Use of oral exfoliative cytology to diagnose desquamative gingivitis: J Am Acad Dermatol. Lea and Febiger; Occassionally, gingival inflammation may occur in the absence of bacterial plaque, in the form of chronic desquamative gingivitis.

Further research is needed to understand the impact of periodontal treatment on the oral health-related quality of life of patients with CDG and other mucocutaneous disorders. N Engl J Med. Author information Article chrpnic Copyright and License information Disclaimer. However, no direct relationship between MMP and smoking or menopausal status has been cited in the literature.

Dentists could be the first health professionals to recognize this multi-mucosal involvement disorder. The patient was reviewed every 2 weeks for the first 1 month. Ayangco L, Rogers RS.