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Phenytoin hyperplasia occurring in relation to titanium implants: a clinical report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8150508     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Dilantin sodium is a commonly used anticonvulsive agent. A well-known side effect of this medication is hyperplasia of gingival tissues. This hyperplasia has also been reported in mucosa beneath complete dentures and has been related to poor oral hygiene. This case report describes hyperplasia of tissues around titanium implants in a patient taking Dilantin sodium to prevent epileptic seizures. The excess tissue was removed and hygiene reinforced. No recurrence of the tissue enlargement is evident after 1 year.
W W Chee; C E Jansen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of oral & maxillofacial implants     Volume:  9     ISSN:  0882-2786     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants     Publication Date:    1994 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-05-10     Completed Date:  1994-05-10     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8611905     Medline TA:  Int J Oral Maxillofac Implants     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  107-9     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
USC School of Dentistry, Los Angeles 90089-0641.
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MeSH Terms
Dental Implants*
Gingival Hyperplasia / chemically induced*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Phenytoin / adverse effects*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dental Implants; 57-41-0/Phenytoin

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