Volume 26, Issue 138 (June 2016)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2016, 26(138): 198-202 | Back to browse issues page

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Pakravan A, Jannati P, Mansouri M, Bamdadian T, Karamloo M. Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis vs Osteomyelitis of the Mandible in a 30-year-old Male: A Case Report. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci. 2016; 26 (138) :198-202
URL: http://jmums.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-7974-en.html
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Histiocytosis is a term applied to a group of rare disorders of the reticuloendothelial system. Eosinophilic granuloma is the most benign and localized of the three Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) entities that could be solitary or multiple. In 2015, the incidence of the disease was reported to be 1 in 9100000. Eosinophilic granuloma can affect almost any bone, but commonly involves the mandible when the jaws are affected. Conventional treatment of LCH includes surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy and steroid injections (alone or in combination). Spontaneous regression of localized disease has also been reported. We report a 30-year-old man with the LCH solitary eosinophilic granuloma in the mandible. The patient had lost all the mandibular teeth because of a misdiagnosis with periodontitis and osteomyelitis.

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Type of Study: Case Report | Subject: Dentistry

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