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Topical tetracycline in the treatment of a 7-year-old child with necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis: a case report.
Gen Dent. 2020 Mar-Apr; 68(2):36-38.GD

Abstract

A 7-year-old girl presented with necrotic gingival tissue manifesting as large ulcers in the labial and lingual gingival tissue along the region of the mandibular central incisors and right canine. The severe symptoms associated with the gingival lesions were an indication for the use of a topical tetracycline solution. The patient's parent was instructed to prepare the antibiotic solution by crushing a 250-mg tablet of tetracycline in 10 mL of distilled water. Initially, the patient was instructed to use the tetracycline solution 3 times daily for 7 days by swishing the solution around her mouth for 1 minute, expectorating the solution, and rinsing with water. After the first week, the lesions showed marked clinical improvement, and use of the antibiotic was prescribed for an additional 7 days. After 14 days of treatment, the patient presented with complete remission of the lesions. The results in the present case support the use of topical tetracycline as an effective treatment option for NUG.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

32105224

Citation

Santos de Freitas, Brunno Silva, et al. "Topical Tetracycline in the Treatment of a 7-year-old Child With Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis: a Case Report." General Dentistry, vol. 68, no. 2, 2020, pp. 36-38.
Santos de Freitas BS, Sant'Ana SSS, Ferreira MS, et al. Topical tetracycline in the treatment of a 7-year-old child with necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis: a case report. Gen Dent. 2020;68(2):36-38.
Santos de Freitas, B. S., Sant'Ana, S. S. S., Ferreira, M. S., Mariano-Júnior, W. J., Watanabe, S., & Yamamoto-Silva, F. P. (2020). Topical tetracycline in the treatment of a 7-year-old child with necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis: a case report. General Dentistry, 68(2), 36-38.
Santos de Freitas BS, et al. Topical Tetracycline in the Treatment of a 7-year-old Child With Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis: a Case Report. Gen Dent. 2020 Mar-Apr;68(2):36-38. PubMed PMID: 32105224.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Topical tetracycline in the treatment of a 7-year-old child with necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis: a case report. AU - Santos de Freitas,Brunno Silva, AU - Sant'Ana,Simone Sousa Silva, AU - Ferreira,Mário Serra, AU - Mariano-Júnior,Wilson José, AU - Watanabe,Satiro, AU - Yamamoto-Silva,Fernanda Paula, PY - 2020/2/28/entrez PY - 2020/2/28/pubmed PY - 2020/2/28/medline KW - children KW - necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis KW - tetracycline KW - treatment SP - 36 EP - 38 JF - General dentistry JO - Gen Dent VL - 68 IS - 2 N2 - A 7-year-old girl presented with necrotic gingival tissue manifesting as large ulcers in the labial and lingual gingival tissue along the region of the mandibular central incisors and right canine. The severe symptoms associated with the gingival lesions were an indication for the use of a topical tetracycline solution. The patient's parent was instructed to prepare the antibiotic solution by crushing a 250-mg tablet of tetracycline in 10 mL of distilled water. Initially, the patient was instructed to use the tetracycline solution 3 times daily for 7 days by swishing the solution around her mouth for 1 minute, expectorating the solution, and rinsing with water. After the first week, the lesions showed marked clinical improvement, and use of the antibiotic was prescribed for an additional 7 days. After 14 days of treatment, the patient presented with complete remission of the lesions. The results in the present case support the use of topical tetracycline as an effective treatment option for NUG. SN - 0363-6771 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/32105224/Topical_tetracycline_in_the_treatment_of_a_7-year-old_child_with_necrotizing_ulcerative_gingivitis:_a_case_report DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -
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