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IP International Journal of Periodontology and Implantology


An integrated approach in management of desquamative gingivitis: A case report


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Author Details: Sruthy Prathap, Prathap MS

Volume : 2

Issue :

Online ISSN : 2457-0087

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Article First Page : 69

Article End Page : 71


Abstract

Desquamative gingivitis is a clinical entity which represents various mucocutaneous disorders. It is not a specific disease but a descriptive term for nonspecific expression of various dermatomucous disorders like cicatricial and bullous pemphigoid, pemphigus vulgaris, erosive lichen planus, erythema multiforme, psoriasis, and allergy. The prevalence of desquamative gingivitis has been found to be more common in middle aged women and often associated with psychological stress. In this case report, desquamative gingivitis associated with erosive lichen planus has been managed using an integrated approach which involves use of conventional treatment approach like steroid therapy along with use of antioxidants. In addition to these treatment approaches, pscychological counselling also was carried out as patient suffered from chronic stress. This integrated approach has resulted in the remission of the lesion and no recurrence was observed even after few years.

Keyword:
Desquamative, Gingival, Stress, Integrated