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Eur J Dent. 2007 Oct;1(4):251-5.

Aggressive periodontitis with streptococcal gingivitis: a case report.

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Department of Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey.


Acute streptococcal gingivitis is an acute inflammation of the oral mucosa and also may be seen with the other oral diseases as aggressive periodontitis that is characterized by a considerable attachment loss over a relatively short period of time. Streptococcal infections of gingiva are seen rarely; also the origin of this gingival inflammation is occasionally different from that of routine plaque-associated gingivitis. The clinical features and treatment methods of these diseases are already reported in previous literatures. This case report describes a patient who presented with severe gingival inflammation and attachment loss that was diagnosed as an acute streptococcal infection associated with aggressive periodontitis. In this study a supportive treatment option was demonstrated based on these data and antacid treatment as adjunctive to the recommended treatment modalities was used for streptococcal gingivitis.


Acute streptococcal gingivitis; Aggressive periodontitis; Attachment loss; Gingival inflammation


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