The oral cavity in Crohn's disease.

@article{Pittock2001TheOC,
  title={The oral cavity in Crohn's disease.},
  author={Sean Joseph Pittock and Brendan Drumm and P{\'a}draig Fleming and Michael McDermott and Cameron Imrie and Stephen S. Flint and Billy Bourke},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2001},
  volume={138 5},
  pages={
          767-71
        }
}
We assessed the utility of expert oral examination as a part of the diagnostic evaluation of patients with suspected Crohn's disease. Of 45 patients with newly diagnosed CD, 25 had been examined by a dentist. Twelve (48%) of these had oral CD lesions. Mucosal tags constituted the most frequent form of oral lesion (8/12). Of 8 oral biopsy specimens, 6 (75%) contained non-caseating granulomas. Patients with oral CD had more oral symptoms, presented for diagnosis sooner, and were more likely to… CONTINUE READING
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