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Impetigo presenting as an acute necrotizing swelling of the lower lip in an adult patient.
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PMID:  22677026     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The authors present an unusual case of an acute swelling of the lower lip and septicemia in a 35-year-old, recent immigrant male arriving from India. The patient presented in our emergency department with a 48-hour history of a worsening, painful swelling of the lower lip. On presentation, he was pyrexial and the lip was found to be acutely inflamed with honey-colored crusting, pustular lesions, and induration . A diagnosis of impetigo leading to necrosis of the lip was established, a rare phenomenon potentially resulting in significant tissue destruction. Appropriate medical management achieved a good outcome and prevented disabling tissue loss of the orofacial region.
Mohammed Ghafoor; Moorthy Halsnad; Christopher Fowell; Brian G Millar
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-02-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology     Volume:  113     ISSN:  2212-4411     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-06-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101576782     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e22-4     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Senior House Officer, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Royal Wolverhampton New Cross Hospital, Wolverhampton, UK.
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