International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry

Desquamative gingivitis – A nonspecific clinicopathological entity

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Author Details: Nilotpol Kashyap, Brij Kumar, Kangkan Roy, Mukesh Kashyap

Volume : 3

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2395-499X

Print ISSN : 2395-4914

Article First Page : 217

Article End Page : 219


To explain a unique case of Desquamativegingivitis, this has a nonspecific clinicopathological appearance which was treated with antioxidant and a systemic and topical corticosteroid application. A fifty year old woman reported with Desquamative gingivitis with peeling of mucosa and generalized erythematous gingiva involving maxillary anterior region and left buccal mucosa which was histopathologically diagnosed as nonspecific infection and treated with systemic and topical steroid, antioxidant and 2% betadine gargling.
Desquamative gingivitis is a nonspecific infection and can be successfully managed with systemic and topical corticosteroid and antioxidant with the periodic follow up. We discuss the clinical and histopathological features and management of the disease.

Keywords: Desquamative gingivitis, Nonspecific infection, Corticosteroid