Plasma cell gingivitis: does it exist? Report of a case and review of the literature.

Jadwat Y, Meyerov R, Lemmer J, Raubenheimer EJ, Feller L.

Department of Periodontology and Oral Medicine, School of Dentistry, University of Limpopo, Medunsa Campus, South Africa.

Plasma cell gingivitis is an uncommon inflammatory condition of uncertain aetiology. It is characterized clinically by enlarged erythematous gingivae, a velvety texture and histopathologically by a dense plasmacytic infiltrate in the lamina propria. We present a case of a 19-year-old female who had what appeared to be plasma cell gingivitis. The clinical and histopathological differential diagnosis of plasma cell gingivitis is discussed and an argument is presented raising certain doubts whether plasma cell gingivitis is a distinct clinicopathological entity or not.

PMID: 19054906 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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