Gingival hypertrophy: a solitary manifestation of scurvy

Ryan Li, Karin Byers, Rohan R. Walvekar

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Abstract

A 48-year-old woman presented with rapid onset hypertrophy of both the upper and lower gingiva. A detailed history and a diet nearly void of fruits and vegetables raised the suspicion of a possible deficiency of vitamin C. An estimation of the serum ascorbic acid level confirmed our suspicions (

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)426-428
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery
Volume29
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Gingival Hypertrophy
Ascorbic Acid Deficiency
Scurvy
Gingiva
Vegetables
Hypertrophy
Ascorbic Acid
Fruit
History
Diet
Serum

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Gingival hypertrophy : a solitary manifestation of scurvy. / Li, Ryan; Byers, Karin; Walvekar, Rohan R.

In: American Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery, Vol. 29, No. 6, 11.2008, p. 426-428.

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