Table of ContentsDefinition / general | Clinical images | Microscopic (histologic) description | Microscopic (histologic) images
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Definition / general
- Initial presentation may be in oral cavity and pharynx
- 6% have oral lesions at some time (lip, gingiva, vestibular sulci, buccal mucosa)
- Pyostomatitis vegetans: rare oral lesion associated with inflammatory bowel disease that may precede intestinal involvement; characterized by erythematous, thickened oral mucosa with multiple pustules and superficial erosions; usually peripheral eosinophilia
Microscopic (histologic) description
- Edema, ulcers, papillary hyperplastic mucosa, dilation of lymphatics, chronic inflammatory infiltrate, giant cells and rarely noncaseating granulomas