Orofacial granulomatosis as the initial presentation of Crohn's disease in an adolescent.

@article{Bogenrieder2003OrofacialGA,
  title={Orofacial granulomatosis as the initial presentation of Crohn's disease in an adolescent.},
  author={Thomas Bogenrieder and Gerhard Rogler and Thomas Vogt and M{\'i}chael Landthaler and Wilhelm Stolz},
  journal={Dermatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={206 3},
  pages={
          273-8
        }
}
Orofacial granulomatosis (OFG) is a rare and heterogeneous clinical condition that presents with chronic swelling of the oral or facial tissues due to granulomatous inflammation. It is histologically characterized by noncaseating giant cell granulomata and epithelioid histiocytes. OFG includes the previously recognized clinical entities of Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome and cheilitis granulomatosa (Miescher's cheilitis). A consistently effective medical treatment is not currently available. We… CONTINUE READING

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