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Histological examination of the tissues in desquamative gingivitis reveals:

 # Histological examination of the tissues in desquamative gingivitis reveals:
A. Hyperkeratosis
B. Elongation of the rete pegs
C. Aggregations of giant cells
D. Local loss of the basement membrane


The correct answer is D. Local Loss of Basement Membrane.

Desquamative gingivits is histologically related to loss of basement membrane.

Reference: Carranza's Clinical Periodontology, 12th Edition, Page no: 263



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