Oral Signs of Hematologic Disease

  • Diana V. MessadiEmail author
  • Ginat W. Mirowski


The oral manifestations of hematologic disorders are variable and sometimes resemble other local or systemic conditions. In addition to the cutaneous and systemic findings, the mucous membranes, periodontal tissues, salivary glands, and perioral tissues are often impacted. The clinical constellation may include nonspecific findings such as hemorrhage; fungal, viral, and bacterial infections; ulcerations; and edema. When discussing hematologic disorders, white blood cell, red blood cell, and platelet dyscrasias must be considered.


Blood dyscrasias Red blood cell disorders White blood cell disorders 



We would like to acknowledge Mr. Michael Gordon for his editorial support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Section of Oral Medicine and Orofacial Pain, Division of Oral Biology and MedicineUCLA School of DentistryLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Oral Pathology Medicine, RadiologyIndiana University School of DentistryIndianapolisUSA
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA

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