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Linear Gingival Erythema (HIV Gingivitis)

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for linear gingival erythema.

Specialty:

Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

B20.9

Description:

Linear gingival erythema is a form of gingivitis that has been called HIV gingivitis because of the frequency in these patients. It is the most common form of HIV-related periodontal disease in children.

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