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J Periodontol. 2004 Apr;75(4):608-12.

Sarcoidosis with gingival involvement: a case report.

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  • 1School of Dentistry, Royal Group of Hospitals, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The case outlined is a rare presentation of sarcoidosis intraorally associated with gingival ulceration.

METHODS:

The diagnosis was made following a gingival biopsy.

RESULTS:

The patient was subsequently referred to a physician for clinical management and the condition resolved without active treatment.

CONCLUSIONS:

Sarcoidosis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of persistent swellings and ulceration of the oral mucosa. Intraoral sarcoid lesions are often the first indication of systemic involvement. It is important to make the diagnosis and monitor the condition as sarcoidosis is progressive if untreated in a small number of those affected.

PMID:
15152827
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