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Cutaneous manifestation of odontogenic infection misdiagnosed as having dermatologic etiology: a report of two cases.
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PMID:  21519581     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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General dentists should be aware that extraoral dental cutaneous lesions can be confused with dermatologic lesions. We report two cases of cutaneous lesions of dental origin that were initially misdiagnosed as being dermatologic in origin. Multiple treatments were performed, including plastic surgery, but the lesions did not resolve. Then, the lesions' dental etiology was identified. Endodontic intervention resulted in resolution of the problem, confirming the initial misdiagnosis. A dental etiology, as part of a differential diagnosis, should be kept in mind with orofacial skin lesions. (Quintessence Int 2011;42:455-458).
Authors:
Saurabh Kumar Gupta; Payal Saxena
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Quintessence international (Berlin, Germany : 1985)     Volume:  42     ISSN:  1936-7163     ISO Abbreviation:  Quintessence Int     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
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Created Date:  2011-04-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0342677     Medline TA:  Quintessence Int     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  455-8     Citation Subset:  D    
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