Pigmented Lesions of the Oral Cavity

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Pigmented Lesions of the Oral Cavity

Oral pigmentation may be focal, multifocal, or diffuse. The lesions may be blue, purple, brown, gray, or black. They may be macular or tumefactive. Some are localized harmless accumulations of…

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Systemic lupus erythematosus is a chronic autoimmune disorder characterized by production of autoantibodies directed against nuclear and cytoplasmic antigens, affecting several organs. Although cause is largely unknown, pathophysiology is attributed…

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Pemphigus

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Pemphigus

Pemphigus vulgaris and paraneoplastic pemphigus are 2 subtypes of pemphigus that involve the oral mucosa. These autoimmune blistering disorders have antibodies targeted against proteins of keratinocyte adhesion, thereby causing acantholysis….

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Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid

Mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) is chronic and frequently associated with exacerbations and remissions of clinical signs and symptoms. Clinicians should use pathologic and immunonologic techniques to help diagnose patients. Multidisciplinary…

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Update on Oral Fungal Infections

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Update on Oral Fungal Infections

The incidence of oral fungal infections has increased in recent years as a result of factors such as increased number of solid organ transplantations and the widespread use of immunosuppressive…

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Erythema Multiforme

Oct 29, 2016 by in General Dentistry Comments Off on Erythema Multiforme

Erythema multiforme (EM) is an acute, immune-mediated disorder affecting the skin and/or mucous membranes, including the oral cavity. Target or iris lesions distributed symmetrically on the extremities and trunk characterize…

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