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Brazilian Journal of Oral Sciences

versão On-line ISSN 1677-3225

Braz. J. Oral Sci. vol.9 no.1 Piracicaba Jan./Mar. 2010




Acute myeloid leukemia: a case report with palatal and lingual gingival alterations



Mahesh ChavanI; Arun SubramaniamII; Hiral JhaveriIII; Shivaji KhedkarI; Sachin DurkarIV; Ankush AgrwalV

IMDS, Lecturer, Dept. of Oral Medicine and Radiology Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pune, India
IIMDS, Professor and Head, Dept. of Oral Medicine and Radiology Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pune, India
IIIMDS, Lecturer, Dept. of Periodontics Terna Dental College and Hospital, Nerul, Navi Mumbai, India
IVMDS, Lecturer, Dept. of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital, Pune, India
VMDS, Private Practice in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pune, India





Acute myeloblastic leukemia (AML) is a malignant bone marrow disease. Due to its high morbidity rate, early diagnosis and appropriate medical therapy are essential. Dentists and physicians should be aware of the importance of recognizing oral manifestations of this systemic disease. Here we report a case of gingival alterations AML. The interesting clinical findings about this case are the severe alterations of palatal and lingual gingiva with almost normal labial gingiva. The need for early diagnosis and referral of this fatal disease are also underlined.

Keywords: acute myeloid leukemia, gingival alterations.



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Correspondence to:
Mahesh Chavan
Dept. of Oral Medicine and Radiology,
Dr. D. Y. Patil Dental College and Hospital,
Pune 411018, India.

Received for publication: December 07, 2010
Accepted: March 25, 2010