Strawberry gingivitis as the first presenting sign of wegener's granulomatosis: Report of a case

CH Siar, and KB Yeo, and K Nakano, and H Nagatsuka, and H Tsujigiwa, and M Tomida, and KH N, and T Kawakami, (2011) Strawberry gingivitis as the first presenting sign of wegener's granulomatosis: Report of a case. European Journal of Medical Research, 16 . 331-334 .

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Official URL: doi:10.1186/2047-783X-16-7-331

Abstract

Wegener's granulomatosis is a rare multi-system disease characterized by the classic triad of necrotizing granulomas affecting the upper and lower respiratory tracts, disseminated vasculitis and glomerulonephritis. Oral lesions as a presenting feature are only encountered in 2% of these cases. Hyperplastic gingival lesions or strawberry gingivitis, is a characteristic sign of Wegener's granulomatosis. The latter consists of reddish-purple exophytic gingival swellings with petechial haemorrhages thus resembling strawberries. Recognition of this feature is of utmost importance for timely diagnosis and definitive management of this potentially fatal disease. A case of strawberry gingivitis as the first presenting sign of Wegener's granulomatosis affecting a 50-year-old Malay male is reported here. The differential diagnosis of red lesions that may present in the gingiva is discussed.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Wegener's granulomatosis, strawberry gingivitis , oral lesion, systemic disease
Subjects:R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
ID Code:7239
Deposited By:IR Admin
Deposited On:22 Oct 2013 10:47
Last Modified:17 Feb 2015 15:44

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