Frequency of desquamative gingivitis in skin diseases.

  title={Frequency of desquamative gingivitis in skin diseases.},
  author={Alexandra Sklavounou and George Laskaris},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology},
  volume={56 2},
In an attempt to determine the frequency of desquamative gingivitis (DG) in pemphigus vulgaris (PV), bullous pemphigoid (BP), cicatricial pemphigoid (CP), and lichen planus (LP), a large series of patients examined and classified in each group during the years 1972 to 1981 were included in this study. Analysis of the clinical data revealed that, of the four skin diseases, CP manifests as DG in 63.6 percent of the cases. Desquamative gingival lesions are less frequent in LP (25 percent) and in… CONTINUE READING