Monday, August 29, 2011

Strawberry gums

In Wegener’s granulomatosis (granulomatosis with polyangiitis), a disease that affects multiple organs such as the lungs, kidneys and blood vessels, tissue death may result in enlarged, red gums that appear like strawberries – strawberry gums.
There is a shift away from the use of Wegener because Dr Friedrich Wegener (1907 – 1990) who made descriptions of this disease was a member of the Nazi Party.
Paul R, Moran N: Strawberry gums in Wegener's granulomatosis: a rare presentation. Oral Surgery, 2008 1:50–52. Go to reference

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