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CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 20  |  Issue : 12  |  Page : 1656-1658

Ligneous periodontitis in a child with plasminogen deficiency


1 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Ataturk University Faculty of Dentistry, Erzurum, Turkey
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Eskisehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Dentistry, Eskisehir, Turkey
3 Department of Pathology, TOBB ETU Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. N Saruhan
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Eskisehir Osmangazi University Faculty of Dentistry, Eskisehir, TURKEY.
Turkey
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DOI: 10.4103/1119-3077.224133

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Ligneous periodontitis (LP), a rare periodontal disease, is seen secondary to plasminogen deficiency and fibrin deposition. It is characterized by nodular gingival enlargements and progressive destructive membranous periodontal disease. It generally ends with the early loss of teeth. Defective fibrinolysis and abnormal wound healing is the main pathogenesis of this rare disease and should be considered different from other mucosal systemic disorders. In this case report, we describe the management of ligneous periodontitis and ligneous conjunctivitis developing secondary to plasminogen deficiency in a 6-year-old girl.


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