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2022 Mar 30

Int J Surg Case Rep


Unusual presentation of maxillary plasma cell gingivitis mistakenly treated as aggressive periodontitis. (A case report).


Helmy H A, Fadel A F, Mansour K M, Yousef M S, Ayad M W M, Saad S W, El Hadidi Y N
Int J Surg Case Rep. 2022 Mar 30; 93:106998.
PMID: 35381550.


A rare benign inflammatory condition of gingiva of unknown etiology, characterized by diffuse and massive infiltration of plasma cells into the sub-epithelial gingival tissue. Plasma Cell Gingivitis (PCG) is characterized by macular lesions that are bright red, velvety, sharply circumscribed, and flat to slightly elevated.