JICDRO is a UGC approved journal (Journal no. 63927)
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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 62-66

Langerhans cell histiocytosis of the mandible – A rare case report


Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sri Ramakrishna Dental College and Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Vennila Parameswaran
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sri Ramakrishna Dental College and Hospital, SNR College Road, Nava India, Peelamedu, Coimbatore - 641 004, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jicdro.jicdro_50_19

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Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a rare idiopathic disease that is characterized by the clonal proliferation of bone marrow-derived Langerhans cells. It usually occurs in children at an incidence of 2.6–5.4/10,00,000 children/year. The disease occurs with a slight male predilection. The peak age ranges from 1 to 4 years. The common oral findings include the gingival enlargement, oral ulcers, and loosening of teeth. The variable radiographic appearance mimicking odontogenic cyst, osteomyelitis, or a malignancy poses a diagnostic challenge. This rare case report emphasizes on the differential diagnosis of LCH.


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