Gingival overgrowth caused by vitamin C deficiency associated with metabolic syndrome and severe periodontal infection: a case report

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Abstract

It has been suggested that vitamin C deficiency/scurvy is associated with gingival inflammatory changes; however, the disorder is very infrequently encountered in the modern era. Here, we report a case of extensive gingival overgrowth caused by vitamin C deficiency associated with metabolic syndrome and severe periodontal infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-295
Number of pages10
JournalClinical Case Reports
Volume2
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Gingival overgrowth
  • metabolic syndrome
  • periodontal infection
  • supplementation of ascorbic acid
  • vitamin C deficiency

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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