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Tongue necrosis as a complication of temporal arteritis.
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PMID:  7800375     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Tongue necrosis is a rare complication in giant cell arteritis, an entity in which both temporal arteritis and rheumatic polymyalgia may be included as two different manifestations of the same pathologic process. The case of a 79-year-old patient who had tongue necrosis 3 hours after ingestion of 2 mg of ergotamine tartrate is presented. This complication was the basis for the diagnosis of temporal arteritis. We reviewed possible clinical manifestations of temporal arteritis and cases of tongue necrosis in the world literature. The possible existence of triggering factors that seemed to be present in 11 of the published cases was analyzed. In seven of these cases ingestion of ergotamine derivates had taken place.
S Llorente Pendás; J C De Vicente Rodríguez; M González García; L M Junquera Gutierrez; J S López Arranz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, and oral pathology     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0030-4220     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg. Oral Med. Oral Pathol.     Publication Date:  1994 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-25     Completed Date:  1995-01-25     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376406     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  448-51     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Hospital Central Universitario de Asturias, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Ergotamine / adverse effects*
Giant Cell Arteritis / complications*
Migraine Disorders / drug therapy
Tongue / blood supply,  drug effects,  pathology*
Tongue Diseases / etiology,  surgery
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