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[3 cases of gingival hyperplasia during nifedipine therapy].

Authors
  • Doria, G
  • Cangemi, F
  • Gulizia, M
  • Lo Giudice, P
  • Circo, A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Minerva cardioangiologica
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1990
Volume
38
Issue
3
Pages
97–100
Identifiers
PMID: 2348911
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The authors report the cases of three male patients, aged 36, 54 and 52 years, who developed gingival hypertrophy during treatment with nifedipine at a dose of 40 mg/daily. Hypertrophy was the same as that observed in patients treated with anti-convulsive or cytostatic drugs, and may probably be due to interference with calcium ions and local factors. Full recovery was achieved by suspending nifedipine treatment in all patients.

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