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

Published on Dec 1, 2014in Clinical Case Reports
· DOI :10.1002/CCR3.114
Kazuhiro Omori11
Estimated H-index: 11
(Okayama University),
Yoshihisa Hanayama6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Okayama University)
+ 4 AuthorsShogo Takashiba37
Estimated H-index: 37
(Okayama University)
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.
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