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May 1977

Eosinophilic Ulcer of the TongueReport of Two Cases

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, Roswell Park Memorial Institute, Buffalo (Dr Burgess), the Department of Dermatology, Wayne State University, Detroit (Dr Mehregan), and the Department of Oral Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Dentistry, Buffalo (Dr Drinnan).

Arch Dermatol. 1977;113(5):644-645. doi:10.1001/archderm.1977.01640050104017

• Two cases of tongue ulcers are presented. Histopathologic examination of biopsy specimens obtained from each case showed marked submucosal and muscular infiltration of polymorphonuclear eosinophils compatible with the diagnosis of eosinophilic ulcer of the tongue. The disease entity appears to be uncommon, yet, it should be recognized as benign since in both instances, healing was spontaneous.

(Arch Dermatol 113:644-645, 1977)