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granulomatous chelitis

Bryce L Desmond, R Scott Thomas, Stephanie S Howerter
Cutaneous Crohn's is a rare extra-intestinal manifestation of inflammatory bowel disease seen in a select group of patients, in which cutaneous lesions similar to those of the intestinal illness appear distant from the gastrointestinal tract. Oral findings may be found in up to 60% of patients with extra-intestinal Crohn's and may appear as the initial symptom underlying disease. We present a case of a 17-year-old male presenting with granulomatous chelitis of the lower lip who was unaware of the underlying diagnosis of Crohn's disease (CD)...
February 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
Olympia I Kovich, David E Cohen
A 54-year-old man presented with lip swelling, which was not altered by a trial of medication discontinuation. Patch tests showed reactions to bromonitropropane and gold, which were not clinically relevant. Treatment included topical and intralesional glucorticoids as well as tacrolimus ointment. Granulomatous chelitis an idiopathic disorder that is characterized by painless lip edema. It may be found as part of the triad of Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome. Treatment includes intralesional glucocorticoids as well as systemic therapies...
November 30, 2004: Dermatology Online Journal
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