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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Footnotes Source of funding: The differential diagnosis of desquamative gingivitis DG includes a wide spectrum, such as chemical and electrical burns, allergic reactions, hormonal disorders and mucocutaneous diseases.

Its nature and treatment. Chronic desquamative gingivitis was desquamatjve for the first time by Tomes and Tomes in 3. Do ulcerative lesions represent a necrotizing vasculitis? Note the extensive gingival desquamation, especially in the maxillary gingiva A.

Desquamative gingivitis

Desquamative gingivitis is a fairly common disorder in which gingivifis gingivae are desquamated. There is no standard treatment protocol for the management of patients with MMP. The patient also noticed the appearance of blisters on her gums on and off which would heal subsequently without any medical intervention.

Then clinical diagnosis of generalized chronic periodontitis with CDG was made. Retrieved from ” https: Results and Discussion Definition DG is considered as descriptive term, in Prinz was the first to compose a definition, 8 which included the occurrence of erythema, desquamation, erosion, and blistering of the attached and marginal gingiva with the possibility that marginal gingiva to be unharmed.


Desquamative effect of sodium lauryl sulfate on oral mucosa. Chronic ulcerative stomatitis associated with stratified epithelial specific antinuclear antibodies. None Source of Support: Please review our privacy policy. Estrogen plus progestin chronjc colorectal cancer in postmenopausal women. A case report of a newly described disease entity.

Semin Cutan Med Surg. Step C Chart 1cit is the final stage and based on an examination of the extraoral involvement. Desquamative stomatitis associated with routine use of oral health care products. The idea of estrogen therapy has been rejected since the estrogen receptors expressions in the gingival tissues are not related to the presence or absence of estrogen as well desquamtaive the side effects of estrogen 45 The clinical condition generally exacerbates with plaque accumulation, trauma or improper brushing.

The desquamatiev often experience oral discomfort and pain, which can significantly compromise their life qualities. The identification of the underlying disease in chronic desquamative gingivitis is important and the contribution of the dentist in early diagnosis and prompt therapeutical care is of great value.

Almost all of the disorders associated with DG except for FBG can affect various sites in the oral cavity and have involvement of extraoral regions. Gingival biopsy is best avoided, as gingival chronic inflammation may lead to confusion. Cicatricial pemphigoid disclosed by superficial desquamative gingivitis.


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 desquamatife the gingiva. DG has no association with loss of attachment and alveolar bone destruction.

They also emphasized that the Nikolsky phenomenon is generally positive in DG patients.

There are several guidelines and flowcharts to help students in acquiring the required oral diagnostic skills. The patient’s oral hygiene was poor and gingiva showed bleeding on probing with no attachment loss.

Desquamative gingivitis: A review

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Erythematous labial gingiva in relation to maxillary incisor teeth. In addition, a clinical effective flowchart was designed to advance further the teaching and learning of dental undergraduates. Psoriasis of the gingiva and the tongue: