Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2020 Mar 12;:
Authors: MacPherson M, Pho M, Cox J, Armstrong J, Darling MR, McCord C
Plasminogen deficiency is a genetic condition resulting in deposition of extravascular fibrin within mucosal tissues. Lesions associated with plasminogen deficiency most commonly affect the eyes, while intraoral lesions, when present, affect the marginal aspects of the gingiva. We report a diagnostically challenging case of ligneous gingivitis, which developed in a young male patient in the absence of other clinical lesions. Due to the rarity of this condition, it may fall under the radar of dentists and dental specialists, leading to missed or delayed diagnosis.
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