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Dent. J. 2016, 4(3), 22; doi:10.3390/dj4030022

Acute Local Spontaneous and Profuse Gingival Hemorrhage during Neoadjuvant Treatment with Paclitaxel and Trastuzumab

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Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene, The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston, Houston, TX 77054, USA
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Private Dental Practice, Houston, TX 77064, USA
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Private Dental Practice, New York, NY 10002, USA
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Centro Medico Loira, Caracas 1020, Venezuela
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Academic Editor: Patrick R. Schmidlin
Received: 15 May 2016 / Revised: 19 June 2016 / Accepted: 22 June 2016 / Published: 24 June 2016
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Abstract

This case report describes a 33-year-old female currently undergoing breast cancer treatment following the AC-T-T (doxorubicin hydrochloride (Adriamycin) and cyclophosphamide followed by paclitaxel (Taxol) and trastuzumab (Herceptin)) treatment regimen. Her chief complaint at the time of the emergency visit at the dental office was that she had an episode of profuse spontaneous bleeding located at the palatal gingiva in the maxilla between the left central and lateral incisor. To our knowledge, this is a novel finding related to the medications she is utilizing and should be further investigated. View Full-Text
Keywords: gingival diseases; periodontal diseases; gingival hemorrhage; breast cancer; chemotherapy gingival diseases; periodontal diseases; gingival hemorrhage; breast cancer; chemotherapy
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Sarmast, N.D.; Gutierrez Quevedo, M.J.; Wang, H.H.; Gutierrez Herrera, E.R. Acute Local Spontaneous and Profuse Gingival Hemorrhage during Neoadjuvant Treatment with Paclitaxel and Trastuzumab. Dent. J. 2016, 4, 22.

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