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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 136-139

Desquamative gingivitis: A clinical sign in mucous membrane pemphigoid


1 Department of Periodontology, School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad, Satara, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Oral Pathology, School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University, Karad, Satara, Maharashtra, India

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Keshava Abbayya
Department of Periodontology, School of Dental Sciences, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences Deemed University Karad, Satara, Maharashtra
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-9626.163338

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Gingival desquamation is a clinical sign in which the gingiva appears reddish, friable with desquamation of epithelium. It may be the result of various disease process such as, mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP), oral lichen planus, and pemphigus vulgaris which accounts for a major cause of desquamation. MMP is a rare chronic autoimmune disorder characterized by subepithelial bullae clinically and suprabasilar split histologically most commonly affecting the oral cavity manifesting as a desquamative gingivitis. Here is a case of pemphigoid appearing as a desquamative gingivitis.


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