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CASE REPORT
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 142-144

Treatment-resistant gingivitis responding to photobiomodulation in pemphigus vulgaris


1 Department of Dermatology, St. George and Sutherland Clinical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia; Skin and Stem Cell Research Center, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
2 Department of Dermatology, St. George and Sutherland Clinical School, University of New South Wales; Department of Dermatology, Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales; Department of Dermatology, The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Dedee F Murrell
Department of Dermatology, St. George Hospital, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Faculty of Medicine, University of NSW, Sydney, Australia. The George Institute for Global Health, Sydney
Australia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jorr.jorr_29_21

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Gingivitis is a chronic inflammatory condition of the maxillary and mandibular gingiva due to poor hygiene of the gums. A 91-year-old woman with a prior diagnosis of pemphigus vulgaris and persistent gingivitis for 11 years was treated using photobiomodulation (PBM), red 650 nm laser light, 150 mW, 2 J/Cm2 in 16 sessions for 6 weeks. Redness and pain decreased significantly not long after photobiomodulation was commenced and healed completely in 16 sessions. In follow-up after 3 months, her situation was still stable. PBM can be used as an effective, noninvasive, safe, and cost–benefit treatment.


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