Journal of Dental Research and Practice

Ziv Schwartz

SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, USA


  • Short Communication   
    Oral lymphomatoid papulosis type C: A diagnostic pitfall, often confused with T-cell lymphoma
    Author(s): Ziv Schwartz

    Eosinophilic ulcer of the oral mucosa (EUOM) is a rare, benign, selfresolving lymphoproliferative disorder, which typically presents with asymptomatic to mildly tender ulcers. Histological findings of EUOM are characterized by a polymorphic infiltrate with many eosinophils often extending into the underlying muscle. Although this entity is well documented within the dental literature, it is not well known to physicians. The pathogenesis of the condition is unclear, although reports dating back to 1997 suggest that at least a subset of EUOM represents CD30 positive lymphoproliferative disorder (CD30+LPD). More specifically, the original report and subsequent authors suggest that the patients fall on the spectrum of CD30+LPD most reminiscent of Lymphomatoid papulosis (LyP) seen in the skin. This oral variant of LyP would be expected to h.. View More»

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