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CASE REPORT
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 687-689

Gingival enlargement in myelodysplastic syndrome


Department of Periodontology, KMCT Dental College, Calicut, Kerala, India

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Navia George
Department of Periodontology, KMCT Dental Collage, Calicut, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.164761

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The myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is characterized by peripheral blood cytopenias and increased risk of transformation to acute myeloid leukemia. This syndrome affects blood cell production and behavior. MDS is difficult to diagnose because of the absence of symptoms in the early stage of the disease. Often it is accidentally discovered during a routine physical exam/blood test. Till date, only a few cases of gingival enlargement associated with MDS are reported in the literature. Here is a remarkable case of gingival enlargement heralding the presence of MDS.


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