Plasma cell gingivitis: does it exist? Report of a case and review of the literature.

Y. Jadwat*, R. Meyerov, J. Lemmer, E. J. Raubenheimer, L. Feller

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Plasma cell gingivitis is an uncommon inflammatory condition of uncertain aetiology. It is characterized clinically by enlarged erythemathous gingivae, a velvety texture and histopathologically by a dense plasmacytic infiltrate in the lamina propria. We present a case of a 19-year-old female who had what appeared to be plasma cell gingivitis. The clinical and histopathological differential diagnosis of plasma cell gingivitis is discussed and an argument is presented raising certain doubts whether plasma cell gingivitis is a distinct clinicopathological entity or not.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)394-395
Number of pages2
JournalSADJ : journal of the South African Dental Association = tydskrif van die Suid-Afrikaanse Tandheelkundige Vereniging
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes


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