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Abstract Title:

Gingival Enlargement Caused by Vitamin C Deficiency (Scurvy) in a Boy.

Abstract Source:

J Dent Child (Chic). 2018 Jan 15 ;85(1):40-42. PMID: 29663975

Abstract Author(s):

Adesh Kakade, Mugdha S Raut, Anitha Santosh, Saurabh Nagar, Shivani Bansal, Rajiv S Desai

Article Affiliation:

Adesh Kakade

Abstract:

Localized gingival enlargement associated with vitamin C deficiency (scurvy) is rarely encountered in the modern era. The purpose of this paper is to report a case of extensive inflammatory gingival enlargement in the mandibular anterior region associated with vitamin C deficiency in a 10 year-old boy. There was a significant improvement of the gingival enlargement seven days after starting oral vitamin C supplementation. Vitamin C deficiency should be included in the differential diagnosis of any gingival enlargement, especially in children.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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