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August 1946

SCLERODERMA OF THE FACE INVOLVING THE GINGIVA: Report of a Case

Author Affiliations

PORTLAND, ORE.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;54(2):133-135. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510370017002
Abstract

WHILE cases of scleroderma are frequently encountered in clinic and private dermatologic practice, there seems to be little mention of oral involvement in the literature or in society transactions. Barber1 in January 1944 described a man aged 43 with a sclerodermatous lesion confined to the mucous surface of the lower lip, extending from the vermilion border to the alveolar sulcus. He also cited a report by W. Anderson, in 1898, of a case of scleroderma involving the skin and mucous membranes supplied by all three divisions of the fifth cranial nerve. Looby and Burket2 in 1942 reported a case of scleroderma of the face with involvement of the alveolar process. Their patient was an 8 year old girl on whose face there suddenly developed an indurated area roughly outlining the terminal distribution of the sensory divisions of the fifth nerve. She showed "deep scarring of the gingival tissue

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