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Oral Lesion as the first Clinical Presentation in Sarcoidosis: A Case Report.
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PMID:  22811777     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Sarcoidosis is a common multi-system disease characterized histolopathologically by the formation of non-caseating granulomas in the affected tissues. The oral involvement of sarcoidosis is relatively rare with less than 70 reported cases in literature while an oral lesion as the initial presenting sign is even less common. Oral lesions of sarcoidosis may mimic the lesions of other serious systemic diseases including Crohn's disease and tuberculosis as well as lesions localized to the orofacial region such as orofacial granulomatosis. This report presents a case of non-progressive sarcoidosis where the initial presenting symptom was a lesion in the buccal vestibule attached to the gingivae. A brief review of the pathology and clinical features is also presented.
Authors:
Abdul Rahman S Al-Azri; Richard M Logan; Alastair N Goss
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oman medical journal     Volume:  27     ISSN:  2070-5204     ISO Abbreviation:  Oman Med J     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-19     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526350     Medline TA:  Oman Med J     Country:  Oman    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  243-5     Citation Subset:  -    
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