Oral Cavity “A Window to Systemic Illness”: A Case Report of Gingival Enlargement Secondary to Acute Leukemia

JOURNAL TITLE: Journal of Mahatma Gandhi University of Medical Sciences and Technology

Author
1. Harshdeep Dhaliwal
2. Anshuman Jamdade
3. Vikram Sharma
4. Divya Rana
5. Satyapal Yadav
ISSN
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10057-0105
Volume
4
Issue
2
Publishing Year
2019
Pages
3
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, NIMS Dental College and Hospital, Shobha Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
    1. Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, NIMS Dental College and Hospital, Shobha Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
    1. Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
    1. Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Mahatma Gandhi Dental College and Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
    1. Department of Dentistry, SMS Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
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    Abstract

    Oral signs and symptoms most of the times indicate a local disease and can be treated with dental treatment; however, sometimes it can be an indication of any underlying severe disease. Acute myeloid leukemia is one such grave hematological malignancy with a very short lifespan if undiagnosed and left untreated, which shows oral signs as the first clinical manifestations of the disease. This is a case report where oral findings lead to diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia in a 55-year-old female.

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