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Eosinophilic ulcer of the tongue - Case report*

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Title
Eosinophilic ulcer of the tongue - Case report*
Published in
Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia, January 2015
DOI 10.1590/abd1806-4841.20153600
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Dario Didona, Giovanni Paolino, Michele Donati, Biagio Didona, Stefano Calvieri

Abstract

Eosinophilic ulcer of the oral mucosa is a rare, self-limiting, chronic and benign lesion of unknown pathogenesis that affects the oral mucosa. We present the case of a 65 year-old Caucasian female with a fivemonth history of a painful ulcer on the lateral side of her tongue. The ulcer was not adhered to the underlying structures and there was no evidence of regional lymph node involvement. Laboratory examinations and X-rays revealed no abnormalities. Topical treatments had been performed without any improvement. Histopathological examination showed an ulcerated surface and mixed inflammatory infiltrate with several eosinophils extending into the mucosa and submucosa. No cellular atypia was observed. Based on the patient-s history and mucosal biopsy, a final diagnosis of eosinophilic ulcer of the oral mucosa was made.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Other 4 17%
Student > Bachelor 3 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 2 8%
Student > Postgraduate 2 8%
Student > Master 1 4%
Other 3 13%
Unknown 9 38%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 46%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 4%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 4%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 4%
Unknown 10 42%