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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 246

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis presenting with strawberry gingivitis

1 Department of Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India
2 Manav Rachna Dental College, New Delhi, India

Date of Submission29-Sep-2022
Date of Decision01-Oct-2022
Date of Acceptance03-Oct-2022
Date of Web Publication31-Oct-2022

Correspondence Address:
Atul Kakar
Department of Medicine, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/cmrp.cmrp_95_22

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Kakar A, Kakar S, Tripathi S. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis presenting with strawberry gingivitis. Curr Med Res Pract 2022;12:246

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Kakar A, Kakar S, Tripathi S. Granulomatosis with polyangiitis presenting with strawberry gingivitis. Curr Med Res Pract [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Nov 27];12:246. Available from: http://www.cmrpjournal.org/text.asp?2022/12/5/246/359946

A 17-year-old girl presented with complaints of painful, swollen and bleeding gums.[1] On examination, she had diffuse reddish nodular gingival swelling with dusky margins that bled [[Figure 1]: Panel 1]. Her inflammatory markers were high, including markedly elevated anti-PR3 (147.2 AU/ml). The gingival biopsy revealed marked epithelial hyperplasia with ulceration, and the contrast-enhanced computed tomography of the chest showed bilateral nodular cavitary lesions, thus confirming our diagnosis for granulomatosis with polyangiitis.[2] The patient received rituximab and methylprednisolone, and the symptoms had started resolving on the follow-up post a fortnight.
Figure 1: Oral examination showing strawberry gingivitis

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Thompson G, Benwell N, Hollingsworth P, McLean-Tooke A. Two cases of granulomatosis polyangiitis presenting with strawberry gingivitis and a review of the literature. Semin Arthritis Rheum 2018;47:520-3.  Back to cited text no. 1
Robson JC, Grayson PC, Ponte C, Suppiah R, Craven A, Judge A, et al. 2022 American college of rheumatology/European alliance of associations for rheumatology classification criteria for granulomatosis with polyangiitis. Ann Rheum Dis 2022;81:315-20.  Back to cited text no. 2


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