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VOLUME 4 , ISSUE 2 ( May-August, 2019 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Oral Cavity “A Window to Systemic Illness”: A Case Report of Gingival Enlargement Secondary to Acute Leukemia

Harshdeep Dhaliwal, Vikram Sharma, Anshuman Jamdade, Satyapal Yadav, Divya Rana

Keywords : Gingival enlargement, Oral manifestations of acute leukemia,Acute myeloid leukemia

Citation Information : Dhaliwal H, Sharma V, Jamdade A, Yadav S, Rana D. Oral Cavity “A Window to Systemic Illness”: A Case Report of Gingival Enlargement Secondary to Acute Leukemia. J Mahatma Gandhi Univ Med Sci Tech 2019; 4 (2):57-59.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10057-0105

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 15-10-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Oral signs and symptoms most of the times indicate a local disease and can be treated with dental treatment; however, sometimes it can be an indication of any underlying severe disease. Acute myeloid leukemia is one such grave hematological malignancy with a very short lifespan if undiagnosed and left untreated, which shows oral signs as the first clinical manifestations of the disease. This is a case report where oral findings lead to diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia in a 55-year-old female.


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