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Elephantiasis nostras of the lips: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9377195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Elephantiasis nostras (EN) is a clinical entity that usually presents as a persistent swelling of the lower extremities. It has been related to recurrent lymphangitis of bacterial origin that causes a fibrosis and thickening of both epidermal and connective tissue. Although very rare, EN has been previously reported in the lips. This is the first case reported in the oral medicine literature that describes EN involving the lips. We describe the clinical features and a differential diagnosis of the lip lesions and a treatment protocol to which this patient has responded. A diagnosis of EN should be entertained in patients with chronically edematous, scaling lip lesions.
T P Sollecito; S DeRossi; J C Stewart; D Ettlin; C Mowad
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics     Volume:  84     ISSN:  1079-2104     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Publication Date:  1997 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-11-10     Completed Date:  1997-11-10     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508562     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  297-300     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, Philadelphia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Antipruritics / therapeutic use
Bacterial Infections
Clindamycin / therapeutic use
Connective Tissue / pathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Dicloxacillin / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use
Doxepin / therapeutic use
Drug Therapy, Combination / therapeutic use
Edema / pathology
Elephantiasis / drug therapy,  pathology*
Epidermis / pathology
Erythema / pathology
Erythromycin / therapeutic use
Follow-Up Studies
Lip Diseases / drug therapy,  pathology*
Lymphangitis / microbiology
Penicillins / therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Antipruritics; 0/Penicillins; 114-07-8/Erythromycin; 1668-19-5/Doxepin; 18323-44-9/Clindamycin; 3116-76-5/Dicloxacillin

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