Inflammatory (non-infectious) lesions
Reviewer: Charu Thakral, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 16 June 2013, last major update February 2013
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- 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
Superficial ulcerations in vestibulum oris
- Edema, ulcers, papillary hyperplastic mucosa, dilation of lymphatics, chronic inflammatory infiltrate, giant cells and rarely noncaseating granulomas
Mononuclear infiltrates and small, noncaseating granulomas
End of Oral cavity > Inflammatory (non-infectious) lesions > Crohn’s disease
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