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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences
Piracicaba Dental School - UNICAMP
EISSN: 1677-3225
Vol. 4, No. 15, 2005, pp. 932-935
Bioline Code: os05043
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, Vol. 4, No. 15, 2005, pp. 932-935

 en Amelogenesis imperfecta with gingival calcification: a rare presentation
Sunitha Carnelio & Nirmala Rao

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to highlight the rare presence of gingival calcification with Amelogenesis Imperfecta. A case is presented of a 12-year-old girl with a defect of enamel in deciduous as well as permanent dentition with moderate amount of gingival hyperplasia with no positive family history of a similar condition. On the basis of history, clinical and radiographic features a diagnosis of autosomal recessive hypoplastic amelogenesis imperfecta of rough variant was made. Histopathological examination of hyperplastic gingival tissue revealed the presence of calcified bodies. An attempt is made to determine the nature of these calcified bodies by histochemical examination. The relevant literature is reviewed.

Keywords
amelogenesis imperfecta, gingival, enamel, hyperplasia, calcification

 
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