Eosinophilic granuloma masquerading as aggressive periodontitis.

  title={Eosinophilic granuloma masquerading as aggressive periodontitis.},
  author={Spyros Silvestros and Anastasios A Mamalis and Alexandra Sklavounou and Fotios Tzerbos and Dimitra Rontogianni},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  volume={77 5},
BACKGROUND Eosinophilic granuloma (EG) is the mildest and mainly localized form of the clinicopathologic spectrum of Langerhans' cell histiocytosis. It is a destructive osseous lesion characterized by a vast number of eosinophils and histiocytes. The etiology remains unknown. In this paper, a case of EG is presented that was initially diagnosed and treated as aggressive periodontitis (AP). METHODS Despite treatment procedures, the EG continued to expand very quickly, destroying the lingual… CONTINUE READING