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A Case of Cheilitis Granulomatosa/Orofacial Granulomatosis

Authors Brown R, Farquharson A, Cherry-Peppers G, Lawrence L, Grant-Mills D

Received 2 April 2020

Accepted for publication 28 May 2020

Published 23 June 2020 Volume 2020:12 Pages 219—224

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CCIDE.S254899

Checked for plagiarism Yes

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Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Professor Christopher E. Okunseri


Ronald Brown,1 Andre Farquharson,1 Gail Cherry-Peppers,2 Leslie Lawrence,3 Donna Grant-Mills2

1Department of Oral Diagnosis & Radiology, Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington, DC, USA; 2Department of Restorative Dentistry, Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington, DC, USA; 3Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Howard University College of Dentistry, Washington, DC, USA

Correspondence: Ronald Brown
Department of Oral Diagnosis & Radiology, Howard University College of Dentistry, 600 W Street, NW, Washington, DC 20059, USA
Tel +1 202-806-0020
Email rbrown@howard.edu

Abstract: A case of a 19-year-old female patient is presented to a private practice dental clinician with swelling of the lower lip and inflammation of the anterior dorsal tongue. The patient presented with moderate oral pain as well as abdominal pain. The lesions were biopsied and noted for a granulomatous histopathologic appearance. The patient reported a history of using cinnamon as a flavoring agent. The lesions resolved within two weeks after the biopsy procedures and topical steroid therapy. The lesions were diagnosed as cheilitis granulomatosa/orofacial granulomatosis. The patient has remained lesion free as of the three-year follow-up. Etiologic, diagnostic and therapeutic issues related to this relatively rare condition of cheilitis granulomatosa/orofacial granulomatosis are discussed.

Keywords: cheilitis granulomatosa, orofacial granulomatosis, cinnamon

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