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Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2014 Jul;15(2 Suppl):213-4.

Ligneous periodontal lesions in a young child with severe plasminogen deficiency: a case report.

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1
Department of Paediatric Surgery, Dentistry Unit, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy.
2
Department of Neurosciences, Reproductive Sciences and Oral Sciences, University of Naples 'Federico II', Naples, Italy.
3
Department of Paediatrics, Rare Diseases and Genetic Unit, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital, IRCCS, Rome, Italy.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Ligneous periodontitis or gingivitis is a rare periodontal disorder, secondary to plasminogen deficiency, characterised by nodular gingival enlargements and progressive destructive membranous periodontal disease.

CASE REPORT:

We describe the early and successful dental management of a case of ligneous gingivitis secondary to plasminogen deficiency in a 6-year- old girl. The patient was referred because of a nodular asymptomatic gingival hypertrophy with ulceration around the eruption site of tooth 36, without any detectable tooth mobility. After non-surgical management of the lesion and strict follow-up, the first molar erupted completely, with no signs of bone and periodontal disease.

CONCLUSION:

Ulcerated periodontal lesions could represent the ?rst signs of plasminogen deficiency. The early treatment is essential in preventing infections and the onset of a destructive periodontitis. The paediatric dentist may play a key role in early diagnosis and treatment.

PMID:
25101505
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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