desquamative gingivitis


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desquamative gingivitis

[deskwam′ətiv]
a gingival inflammation characterized by peeling of the epithelium. In its chronic state it is most frequently associated with the hormonal changes of menopause. It may also be caused by biological stress, such as trauma to the epithelium, or certain reactions to medications. Compare eruptive gingivitis.
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Desquamative gingivitis
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The definitive diagnosis of desquamative gingivitis is very difficult and complicated.
Desquamative gingivitis can be the clinical symptom of some dermatitis and mucocutaneous diseases and the underlying primary cause should be evaluated meticulously.
Disease progression from mucosal to mucocutaneous involvement in a patient with desquamative gingivitis associated with pemphigus vulgaris.
The differential diagnosis includes other causes of desquamative gingivitis and cicatricial conjunctivitis, which include pemphigus vulgaris, erythema multiforme, dermatitis herpetiformis, aphthous stomatitis, and Behcet's disease.
Erythematous lesions that affect the gingival cause desquamative gingivitis, the most common type of gingival LP.