Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology

LETTER TO EDITOR
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 131-

Acute gingival bleeding and falciparum malaria


Saif Khan, Narender Dev Gupta 
 Department of Periodontics and Community Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Z. A. Dental College and Hospital, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Saif Khan
Department of Periodontics and Community Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Z. A. Dental College and Hospital, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh 202 002, Uttar Pradesh
India




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Khan S, Gupta ND. Acute gingival bleeding and falciparum malaria .J Indian Soc Periodontol 2014;18:131-131


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Sir,

In reference to letter to the editor by Joob and Wiwanitkit [1] regarding our case report of acute gingival bleeding as a complication of dengue hemorrhagic fever published in your journal dengue. [2] He has emphasized the fact that dengue fever should be included in differential diagnosis of acute gingival bleeding, which is manifested as a result of thrombocytopenia in dengue. [1],[2] We would also like to draw your attention toward falciparum malaria as one more probable cause of thrombocytopenia, which may manifest as acute gingival bleeding. [3] As malaria can cause thrombocytopenia via immune-mediated mechanisms. [4] Therefore, falciparum malaria should also be considered in differential diagnosis of acute gingival bleeding, as both these diseases are mosquito borne tropical diseases and very much relevant in this context. [2],[3]

References

1Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Dengue and acute gingival bleeding. J Indian Soc Periodontol 2014;18:4.
2Khan S, Gupta ND, Maheshwari S. Acute gingival bleeding as a complication of dengue hemorrhagic fever. J Indian Soc Periodontol 2013;17:520-2.
3Khan S, Zia A, Gupta ND, Bey A. Acute gingival bleeding as a complication of falciparum malaria: A case report. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2012;113:e19-22.
4Kelton JG, Keystone J, Moore J, Denomme G, Tozman E, Glynn M, et al. Immune-mediated thrombocytopenia of malaria. J Clin Invest 1983;71:832-6.