Drugs and the Mouth

  • R. Ferguson
Conference paper


Drugs may damage the mouth in a variety of ways. Some of the reactions are predictable, such as those of cytotoxics by immunosuppression or direct cytotoxic effect and those of certain antibiotics by encouraging candidal infections, while others are unpredictable, for example, hypersensitivity reactions (antibiotics, barbiturates).


Dental Caries Sodium Lauryl Sulfate Oral Ulceration Gingival Fibroblast Ethacrynic Acid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Ferguson
    • 1
  1. 1.Wirral HospitalMerseysideUK

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