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CASE REPORT
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 282-285

"Tetracycline hydrochloride chemical burn" as self-inflicted mucogingival injury: A rare case report


Department of Periodontics, K. V. G Dental College and Hospital, Kurunjibag, Sullia, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Mundoor Manjunath Dayakar
Department of Periodontics, K. V. G. Dental College and Hospital, Kurungibag, Sullia - 574 327
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-124X.99278

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Injuries to oral soft tissue can be accidental, iatrogenic, and factitious trauma. Chemical, thermal, and physical agents are the main causative agents for oral soft-tissue burns. The present case describes the chemical burn of oral mucosa caused by tetracycline hydrochloride and its management. Diagnosis was made on the basis of definitive history elicited from the patient. The early detection of the lesion by the patient and immediate institution of therapeutic measures ensure a rapid cure and possible prevention of further mucogingival damage. In addition, we believe that proper guidance and education of the patient is an important prophylactic measure in preventing this self-inflicting injury.


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