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International Journal of Periodontics & Restorative Dentistry
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Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 37 (2017), No. 5     24. Aug. 2017
Int J Periodontics Restorative Dent 37 (2017), No. 5  (24.08.2017)

Page 743-748, doi:10.11607/prd.2897, PubMed:28355312


Oral Rehabilitation of a Severe Periodontally Involved Patient with Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid: A 15-Year Follow-up Case Report
Megarbane, Jean-Marie / Freiha, Cécile / Mokbel, Nadim
Mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) refers to a group of chronic autoimmune subepithelial diseases distinguished by erosive lesions of the mucous membranes and skin. Its treatment consists of inhibition of the inflammatory reaction by means of corticosteroids and symptomatic medication. This is a report of a patient suffering from a combination of MMP and severe generalized chronic periodontitis. The patient was treated with oral corticosteroids, initial phase therapy, extraction with immediate implant placement, and periodontal surgery where the prognosis was questionable. The patient has been followed up for 15 years. Periodontal therapy with immediate implant placement was determined to be a viable modality to achieve a total rehabilitation of this patient suffering from MMP combined with severe generalized chronic periodontitis.