A case report of gingival enlargement caused by vitamin C deficiency. - GreenMedInfo Summary
Gingival Enlargement Caused by Vitamin C Deficiency (Scurvy) in a Boy.
J Dent Child (Chic). 2018 Jan 15 ;85(1):40-42. PMID: 29663975
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.