Histopathological and ultrastructural findings in a case of Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome.

  title={Histopathological and ultrastructural findings in a case of Papillon-Lef{\`e}vre syndrome.},
  author={Philip G. Sloan and James V. Soames and John Joseph Murray and William Marshall Jenkins},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  volume={55 8},
Gingiva from a 3-year-old Iranian boy suffering from Papillon-Lefèvre syndrome was examined by light and electron microscopy. Deep pockets associated with predominantly Gram-negative plaque were present. The gingival lesion was dominated by plasma cells, many of which were degenerate. Russell bodies were a prominent feature. No defect of epithelium was detected.