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37. Picture of Gingival Hyperplasia from Phenytoin

Picture of Gingival Hyperplasia from Phenytoin
Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric DermatologySamuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard KristalCopyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Gingival hyperplasia from phenytoin is a condition that causes overgrowth of gum tissue. The mechanism by which this medication causes this side effect is unknown, The gum tissue overgrowth occurs in almost everyone who takes phenytoin.

Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: ISRN Dentistry, 2011: "Penytoin-Induced Gingival Overgrowth: A Review of the Molecular, Immune, and Inflammatory Features"

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