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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 211-213

Gingival vitiligo: A very rare clinical entity

1 Department of Periodontics, KVG Dental College and Hospital, Sullia, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, KVG Dental College and Hospital, Sullia, Karnataka, India

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Jitendra Kumar
Department of Periodontics, KVG Dental College and hospital, Sullia, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-433X.162190

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Vitiligo affecting the skin is commonly reported although rare cases have been reported regarding depigmented lesions of the oral cavity. On reviewing the literature, only few cases of gingival vitiligo or similar lesions have been reported till date and these lesions cause an esthetic challenge. Vitiligo has been defined as an acquired, slowly progressive loss of cutaneous pigment that occurs as irregular, sharply defined patches that may or may not be surrounded by macroscopic hyperpigmentation. Here, we are presenting a very rare case of vitiligo affecting only gingiva in which the patient was otherwise absolutely asymptomatic, and patient does not have white patch anywhere in skin except on gingiva.

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