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Resolution of eosinophilic granuloma after minimal intervention. Case report and review of literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20441047     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH), previously known as histiocytosis X, is a rare, proliferative disorder in which the accumulation of pathologic Langerhans cells leads to local tissue infiltration and destruction. The incidence of LCH is estimated to be one case per 200,000 children per year. The role of the dentist is important in early and accurate evaluation, staging and diagnosis of LCH, because it may mimic more common diseases, such as juvenile periodontitis and osteomyelitis. There are multiple treatment options, but the response is unpredictable. The aim of this paper is to give a short, introductory overview on current diagnostic and treatment strategies for LCH in the oral and maxillofacial region and to present a case of LCH that mimicked juvenile periodontitis and was resolved following extraction of affected teeth. The history, radiological appearance, differential diagnosis, histopathology and treatment options for the patient are discussed.
Ahmed Chkoura; Mustapha El Alloussi; Bouchra Taleb; Wafae El Wady
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New York state dental journal     Volume:  76     ISSN:  0028-7571     ISO Abbreviation:  N Y State Dent J     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-05-05     Completed Date:  2010-05-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414634     Medline TA:  N Y State Dent J     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  43-6     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Oral Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Mohammed V, Rabat, Morocco.
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MeSH Terms
Aggressive Periodontitis / diagnosis
Alveolar Bone Loss / surgery
Diagnosis, Differential
Eosinophilic Granuloma / pathology*,  surgery*
Mandibular Diseases / pathology*,  surgery*
Papillon-Lefevre Disease / diagnosis
Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive
Tooth Extraction

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