linear gingival erythema


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Related to linear gingival erythema: necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis

linear gingival erythema

A band of inflammation of the periodontium, appearing as a reddish gingival band about 2 to 3 mm in width. It is often associated with HIV/AIDS. Synonym: red band gingivitis
See also: erythema

lin·e·ar gin·gi·val er·yth·e·ma

(LGE) (linē-ăr jinji-văl eri-thēmă)
Gingivitis in the HIV-positive patient; characterized by a well-demarcated band of intense erythema at the gingival margin, not associated with bacterial plaque; does not respond to conventional plaque-removal procedures.
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