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Dig Dis Sci. 1992 Jul;37(7):1127-30.

Granulomatous tonsillitis. A rare extraintestinal manifestation of Crohn's disease.

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, Community Hospital Solingen, Germany.


Oral lesions, varying in nature and location, appear to be one of the common extraintestinal manifestation of Crohn's disease. In particular, oral involvement preceding intestinal disease may lead to the diagnosis of Crohn's disease. The present case report of a 17-year-old male patient describes a very rare nonintestinal manifestation of Crohn's disease with severe granulomatous involvement of the tonsils. A sore throat caused by hyperplastic tonsils with granulomatous inflammation as an oral manifestation of Crohn's disease was the leading symptom in this case.

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