Reduction in gingival overgrowth associated with conversion from cyclosporin A to tacrolimus

Jacqueline James, Stuart Boomer, Alexander Maxwell, john Hull, Tom Short, Elizabeth Campbell, Karen Johnson, Christopher Irwin, John Marley, Colin Spratt, Gerard Linden

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Abstract

Background: Unsightly gingival overgrowth affects many individuals immunosuppressed with cyclosporin A (CsA), Current management involves repeated periodontal surgery and intensive hygienist support. Tacrolimus is an effective alternative immunosuppressive agent for renal transplantation which does not appear to produce gingival enlargement.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)144-148
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Clinical Periodontology
Volume27
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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