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Journal of Oral Medicine, Oral Surgery, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology


Plasma cell gingivitis with aggressive periodontitis: A rare presentation of an uncommon condition


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Author Details: Tajindra Singh Saluja, Sujata Satoskar, Saurabh Bandodkar, Candice Jacinta Antao

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2395-6194

Print ISSN : 2395-6186

Article First Page : 94

Article End Page : 97


Abstract

Background: Plasma cell gingivitis is a rare benign condition typified by non-neoplastic infiltrate of plasma cell into the gingival connective tissue. In most of the cases the underlying etiology is allergic reaction to a foreign substance such as cinnamon, chewing gum, spices or dentifrices. The diagnostic workup includes comprehensive history taking, examination and laboratory tests to rule out neoplastic involvement.
Case Details: This paper depicts a rare case of type 3 plasma cell gingivitis in a young male patient presenting as generalised gingival enlargement associated with generalised aggressive periodontitis.
Conclusion: This case underscores the importance of comprehensive history taking and diagnostic investigations for varying clinical presentation of gingival conditions. Since plasma cell gingivitis is generally not associated with loss of attachment, periodontal pockets and bone loss, a plausible explanation of their concurrence is given.

Keywords:
Plasma cell; Gingival enlargement; Allergy; Periodontitis