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CASE REPORT
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 171-173

Regular oral screening and vigilance: can it be a potential lifesaver?


1 Department of Periodontology, Government College of Dentistry, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Government College of Dentistry, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ruchi Gulati
Room 10, Department of Periodontology, Government College of Dentistry, Indore, Madhya Pradesh
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jisp.jisp_136_18

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Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a malignant neoplasm of myeloid series defined by the presence of immature blast cells (<30%) in peripheral circulation. Oral manifestations are the potential indicators of systemic health and disease. Oral cavity is the frequently and early involved sites in AML. Gingival overgrowth due to leukemia is one such condition encountered by periodontists. Hence, understanding, identifying, and correlating oral manifestations with systemic diseases are the ultimate responsibility of every dental clinician because of its lethal and unpredictable course. In the present case, we are discussing an undiagnosed case of AML who presented to us with oral complaints.


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