Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 106--109

Multisystem Langerhans cell histiocytosis presenting as an oral lesion


Kallarakkal Thomas George1, Ramanathan Anand2, Sockalingam Ganasalingam3, Rosnah B Zain4 
1 Department of Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine and Periodontology, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 Department of Faculty of Dentistry, Primary Dental Care Unit, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
3 Department of Oral Cancer Research and Coordinating Center, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
4 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Correspondence Address:
Kallarakkal Thomas George
Department of Oral Pathology, Oral Medicine and Periodontology, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, 50603, Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare proliferative disorder in which the pathologic Langerhans cells infiltrate and destroy the tissues. Patients with LCH present varied clinical manifestations. Cutaneous lesions in LCH manifest as vesiculopapular eruptions that often mimic various infectious diseases particularly in infants. We present a case of a female infant with an ulcerative lesion intraorally. The baby was asymptomatic otherwise. A detailed history revealed the presence of cutaneous lesions that was overlooked by her parents. Conclusion: This report tries to briefly discuss the current concepts regarding the etiology of LCH. An attempt has been made to emphasis the need for a through systemic examination. The protocol of investigative procedures to be adopted in LCH is also discussed.


How to cite this article:
George KT, Anand R, Ganasalingam S, Zain RB. Multisystem Langerhans cell histiocytosis presenting as an oral lesion.J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 2013;17:106-109


How to cite this URL:
George KT, Anand R, Ganasalingam S, Zain RB. Multisystem Langerhans cell histiocytosis presenting as an oral lesion. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Sep 20 ];17:106-109
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