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Siar, C. H. and Yeo, K. B. and Nakano, K. and Nagatsuka, H. and Tsujigiwa, H. and Tomida, M. and Ng, K. H. and Kawakami, T. (2011) Strawberry gingivitis as the first presenting sign of Wegener's granulomatosis: Report of a case. European Journal of Medical Research, 16 (7). pp. 331-334. ISSN 0949-2321

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    Abstract

    Wegener's granulomatosis is a rare multi-system disease characterized by the classic triad of necrotizing granulomas affecting the upper and lower respiratory tracts, disseminated vasculitis and glomerulonephritis. Oral lesions as a presenting feature are only encountered in 2 of these cases. Hyperplastic gingival lesions or strawberry gingivitis, is a characteristic sign of Wegener's granulomatosis. The latter consists of reddish-purple exophytic gingival swellings with petechial haemorrhages thus resembling strawberries. Recognition of this feature is of utmost importance for timely diagnosis and definitive management of this potentially fatal disease. A case of strawberry gingivitis as the first presenting sign of Wegener's granulomatosis affecting a 50-year-old Malay male is reported here. The differential diagnosis of red lesions that may present in the gingiva is discussed.

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    Uncontrolled Keywords: Wegener's granulomatosis strawberry gingivitis oral lesion systemic disease oral manifestations lesions
    Subjects: Medicine and Dentistry > Clinical Dentistry
    Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: Ms Nursyafiqah Abd Malek
    Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2012 07:17
    Last Modified: 01 Nov 2012 07:17
    URI: http://opendepot.org/id/eprint/1512

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