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A Journal on Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery

Official Journal of the Italian Society of Odontostomatology and Maxillofacial Surgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: CAB, EMBASE, Index to Dental Literature, PubMed/MEDLINE, Scopus, Emerging Sources Citation Index

Frequency: Bi-Monthly

ISSN 0926-4970

Online ISSN 1827-174X


Minerva Stomatologica 2012 June;61(6):294-7


Oral manifestation upon short time cocaine abuse. A case report

Biasotto M. 1, Perinetti G. 1, Serroni I. 1, Ottaviani G. 1, Di Lenarda R. 1, Tirelli G. 2

1 Department of Dental Science, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy;
2 ENT Clinic, Head and Neck Department, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy

Effects of cocaine abuse on the oral mucosa are still poorly defined. Herein, a case of an 18-year-old male patient with a 15-day history of persistent painful ulcers and aphthous lesions of unknown etiology and with no other remarkable manifestations, is presented. All of the laboratory tests performed showed to be within normal ranges. Only subsequently, the patient admitted a cocaine abuse, through smoking and rubbing, over the last 15 days. Finally, after 15 days of interruption of cocaine abuse the oral lesions showed complete regression.

language: English, Italian


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