1. Cyclosporine (sigh-kloe-spor-een) belongs to a group of medicines known as immunosuppressive drugs to prevent transplant rejection, and also for control of a number of autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. When the patient receives a transplant of organs, the body will try to reject a transplanted organ. Cyclosporine work on preventing this response.
2. The incidence of cyclosporine related expansion of gum disease affects approximately 25% of patients taking the drug.
3. The clinical picture of cyclosporine associated expansion of the gums recalls that phenytoin related gums extension (Fig. 10-10).
4. In patients receiving cyclosporine usually with certain medical requiring close consultation with the doctor of the patient to ensure safe methods of treatment of the patient, the state of parodontium.