An unusual form of chronic gingivitis: An ultrastructural, histochemical, and immunologic investigation

Newcomb G.M., Seymour G.J. and Adkins K.F. (1982) An unusual form of chronic gingivitis: An ultrastructural, histochemical, and immunologic investigation. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, 53 5: 488-495. doi:10.1016/0030-4220(82)90462-5


Author Newcomb G.M.
Seymour G.J.
Adkins K.F.
Title An unusual form of chronic gingivitis: An ultrastructural, histochemical, and immunologic investigation
Journal name Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0030-4220
Publication date 1982-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0030-4220(82)90462-5
Volume 53
Issue 5
Start page 488
End page 495
Total pages 8
Subject 2734 Pathology and Forensic Medicine
3500 Dentistry
Abstract Gingival tissue from a patient suffering from an unusual form of gingivitis, previously described as plasma cell gingivitis, has been subjected to ultrastructural, histochemical, and immunologic investigation. Macrophages and T-lymphocytes infiltrated the oral epithelium where a dissecting type of injury was produced, predominantly in the lower spinous layer. Interkeratinocyte junctions were disrupted and collections of isolated desmosomes were observed in the intercellular spaces. It is postulated that the primary lesion in this atypical gingivitis lies in the epithelium and that the plasma cell infiltrate in the connective tissue is secondary to this. No allergen could be identified, and over a period of 7 years the condition has shown a tendency to resolve spontaneously.
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