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Foreign body gingivitis: clinical and microscopic features of 61 cases.
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PMID:  9159816     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Gingival inflammation associated with foreign bodies in connective tissue is termed foreign body gingivitis. It is not recognized commonly by clinicians and has not been described fully in the literature. This study examined the clinical and microscopic features of 61 cases of foreign body gingivitis. It was more common in women and occurred at a mean age of 48 years. It presented most frequently as a red or red and white painful chronic lesion that had been present for less than 1 year. Often it was diagnosed clinically as lichen planus. There was no gingival site predilection. Microscopically, foreign bodies, usually less than 5 microns in diameter, were found in an area of moderate to severe inflammation composed of lymphocytes, histiocytes, and plasma cells. The inflammation frequently was granulomatous and sometimes lichenoid.
S C Gordon; T D Daley
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics     Volume:  83     ISSN:  1079-2104     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Publication Date:  1997 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-06-02     Completed Date:  1997-06-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508562     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  562-70     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Age Distribution
Aged, 80 and over
Case-Control Studies
Chi-Square Distribution
Diagnosis, Differential
Foreign-Body Reaction / complications*,  pathology
Gingivitis / etiology*,  pathology*
Granuloma, Foreign-Body / complications,  pathology
Middle Aged
Sex Factors

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