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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences
Piracicaba Dental School - UNICAMP
EISSN: 1677-3225
Vol. 9, No. 1, 2010, pp. 67-69
Bioline Code: os10015
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2010, pp. 67-69

 en Acute myeloid leukemia: A case report with palatal and lingual gingival alterations
Chavan, Mahesh; Subramaniam, Arun; Jhaveri, Hiral; Khedkar, Shivaji; Durkar, Sachin & Agrwal, Ankush

Abstract

Acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) is a malignant bone marrow disease. Due to its high morbidity rate, early diagnosis and appropriate medical therapy are essential. Dentists and physicians should be aware of the importance of recognizing oral manifestations of this systemic disease. Here we report a case of gingival alterations AML. The interesting clinical findings about this case are the severe alterations of palatal and lingual gingiva with almost normal labial gingiva. The need for early diagnosis and referral of this fatal disease are also underlined.

Keywords
acute myeloid leukemia, gingival alterations

 
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