Sarcoidosis of tongue: A rare of the rarest case report with insight into varying medical treatment modalities, still inexplicable

  • Abhishek Singh Nayyar Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saraswati-Dhanwantari Dental College and Hospital and Post-Graduate Research Institute, Parbhani, Maharashtra,
Keywords: Sarcoidosis, chronic granulomatous, Langerhans cells

Abstract

Sarcoidosis is a multisystem inflammatory disease of unknown etiology that predominantly affects the lungs and intra-thoracic lymph nodes. Sarcoidosis is manifested by the presence of non-caseating granulomas in affected organs and tissues. A 40 year old male patient with lesions in tongue and the palate was examined. Clinical signs were recorded and incisional biopsies from the tongue were taken. The diagnosis of sarcoidosis was established by the histopathological evidence of typical non-caseating granulomas from tissue biopsy, supported by an elevated serum Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (S-ACE) value of 62.4U/L and a 24hr. urine calcium of 538mg.

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Published
2015-05-21
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Nayyar A. Sarcoidosis of tongue: A rare of the rarest case report with insight into varying medical treatment modalities, still inexplicable. AMS [Internet]. 21May2015 [cited 22Feb.2020];2(1):39-1. Available from: http://asdpub.com/index.php/ams/article/view/92
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Case Reports

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