Primary Oral Presentation of Sarcoidosis in a Pediatric Patient

Academic Article


  • Sarcoidosis is a multisystem granulomatous disease of unknown etiology that commonly affects the lungs, lymph nodes, and skin. The disease often presents in patients between the third and sixth decade and its pathology is defined by the presence of noncaseating granulomas within organs throughout the body. Oral and neurologic involvement of sarcoid is extremely rare and occurs in approximately 1% and 5% of patients with the disease, respectively. A case of sarcoidosis involving the gingiva and submandibular lymph nodes is described in a 14-year-old girl. Further neural involvement of the disease was recognized after initial biopsy examinations and systemic evaluation. This presentation is especially rare given the patient's lack of symptoms, age at diagnosis, and initial oral manifestations.
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    Author List

  • Dammling C; Waite P; Beukelman T
  • Start Page

  • 1180
  • End Page

  • 1186
  • Volume

  • 77
  • Issue

  • 6