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

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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.
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Keywords: ASCORBIC ACID; GINGIVAL ENLARGEMENT; SCURVY; VITAMIN C DEFICIENCY

Document Type: Case Report

Affiliations: 1: Professor and head, at the Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, India 2: Graduate student, at the Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, India 3: Graduate student, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, at the Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, India 4: Professor, at the Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, India 5: Professor and head, Department of Oral Pathology, at the Nair Hospital Dental College, Mumbai, India;, Email: [email protected]

Publication date: January 1, 2018

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  • Acquired after the merger between the American Society of Dentistry for Children and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2002, the Journal of Dentistry for Children (JDC) is an internationally renowned journal whose publishing dates back to 1934. Published three times a year, JDC promotes the practice, education and research specifically related to the specialty of pediatric dentistry. It covers a wide range of topics related to the clinical care of children, from clinical techniques of daily importance to the practitioner, to studies on child behavior and growth and development. JDC also provides information on the physical, psychological and emotional conditions of children as they relate to and affect their dental health.
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