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Title: Specific (granulomatous) oral lesions of sarcoidosis: Report of two cases
Author: Marcoval Caus, Joaquim
Mañá Rey, Juan Ma.
Keywords: Sarcoïdosi
Malalties de la boca
Mouth diseases
Issue Date: 1-May-2010
Publisher: Medicina Oral SL
Abstract: Sarcoidosis is a multisystemic granulomatous disease of unknown etiology that usually presents with bilateral hiliar adenopathies, pulmonary infiltrations, and ocular and cutaneous lesions. The specific cutaneous lesions, or granulomatous, are produced in from 9% to 37% of patients with systemic sarcoidosis. Nevertheless, few patients have been described having specific lesions from sarcoidosis in the oral mucous membrane. We present 2 patients with systemic sarcoidosis who developed specific sarcoidosis lesions in the oral mucous membrane. The first patient presented a plaque on the tongue of a chronic nature associated with facial lupus pernio. The second patient presented a rapidly growing nodular lesion on the lower lip that was in fact the presentation sign of the disease. Although infrequent, oral lesions may constitute the first sign of systemic sarcoidosis. For this reason the oral mucous membrane needs to be explored when there is suspicion of sarcoidosis, and systemic sarcoidosis must be included in the differential diagnosis of oral granulomatous lesions.
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It is part of: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugia Bucal, 2010, vol. 15, num. 3, p. 456-458
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ISSN: 1698-4447
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