gingivitis

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Related to Desquamative gingivitis: necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis

gin·gi·vi·tis

 (jĭn′jə-vī′tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the gums, characterized by redness and swelling.

gingivitis

(ˌdʒɪndʒɪˈvaɪtɪs)
n
(Pathology) inflammation of the gums

gin•gi•vi•tis

(ˌdʒɪn dʒəˈvaɪ tɪs)

n.
inflammation of the gums.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gingivitis - inflammation of the gums
periodontal disease, periodontitis - a disease that attacks the gum and bone and around the teeth
Translations

gingivitis

[ˌdʒɪndʒɪˈvaɪtɪs] Ngingivitis f

gingivitis

gin·gi·vi·tis

n. gingivitis, infl. de las encías.

gingivitis

n gingivitis f; acute necrotizing ulcerative — gingivitis ulcerativa necrotizante aguda
References in periodicals archive ?
3) Erosive lichen planus may appear as generalized erythema of the gingiva, known as desquamative gingivitis, which requires a biopsy to differentiate and fully diagnose.
2) Desquamative gingivitis can lead to bone resorption and the need for tooth extraction.
The differential diagnosis includes other causes of desquamative gingivitis and cicatricial conjunctivitis, which include pemphigus vulgaris, erythema multiforme, dermatitis herpetiformis, aphthous stomatitis, and Behcet's disease.