Acute Myelomonocytic Leukemia with Gingival Enlargement: A Case Report
Oral manifestations are the early indicators of many systemic diseases. Leukemia is one among such systemic diseases which shows characteristic oral manifestations. This report describes the case of a 40 year old female who presented with gingival enlargement and bleeding. Initially a provisional diagnosis of generalized inflammatory gingival enlargement was made and based on this oral prophylactic management of the patient was carried out. However, persistent gingival swelling even after periodontal therapy made the clinicians to suspect leukemic enlargement which was confirmed on further investigations. This case outlines the role of dental professionals in identifying such underlying pathology and make early referrals to appropriate health professionals for early diagnosis and intervention reducing the patient morbidity.
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