Oro-facial granulomatosis: Crohn's disease or a new inflammatory bowel disease?

  title={Oro-facial granulomatosis: Crohn's disease or a new inflammatory bowel disease?},
  author={Jeremy David Sanderson and Carlo Nunes and M. P. Escudier and Kate Barnard and Penelope J Shirlaw and Edward Odell and Catherine N. Chinyama and Stephen J Challacombe},
  journal={Inflammatory bowel diseases},
  volume={11 9},
BACKGROUND Oro-facial granulomatosis (OFG) is a rare chronic inflammatory disorder presenting characteristically with lip swelling but also affecting gingivae, buccal mucosa, floor of mouth, and a number of other sites in the oral cavity. Histologically, OFG resembles Crohn's disease (CD), and a number of patients with CD have oral involvement identical to OFG. However, the exact relationship between OFG and CD remains unknown. METHODS Thirty-five patients with OFG and no gut symptoms were… CONTINUE READING


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