Eosinophilic ulcer of the tongue - Case report

Dario Didona, Giovanni Paolino, Michele Donati, Biagio Didona, Stefano Calvieri

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Eosinophiliculcer of the oral mucosa is a rare, self-limiting, chronic and benign lesion of unknown pathogenesis that affects the oral mucosa. We present the case of a 65 year-old Caucasian female with a fivemonth history of a painful ulcer on the lateral side of her tongue. The ulcer was not adhered to the underlying structures and there was no evidence of regional lymph node involvement. Laboratory examinations and X-rays revealed no abnormalities. Topical treatments had been performed without any improvement. Histopathological examination showed an ulcerated surface and mixed inflammatory infiltrate with several eosinophils extending into the mucosa and submucosa. No cellularatypia was observed. Based on the patient’s history and mucosal biopsy, a final diagnosis of eosinophilic ulcer of the oral mucosa was made.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S88-S90
JournalAnais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2015


  • Eosinophilicgranuloma
  • Granuloma
  • Ulcer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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