BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2012-008487

Eosinophilic ulcer of the tongue in an 80-year-old Iranian woman after a psychologically stressful event

  1. Hossein Navabii4
  1. 1Department of Radiation Oncology, Shahid Sadoghi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
  2. 2Department of Pathology, Shohaday-e-Kargar Hospital, Yazd, Iran
  3. 3Department of Pathology, Shohaday-e- Karegar Hospital, Yazd, Iran
  4. 4Shahid Sadoghi Hospital, Yazd, Iran
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ali Akhavan, ali52akhavan{at}


Eosinophilic ulcer of the oral mucosa is a benign self-limiting, chronic lesion more frequently seen in the oral cavity or tongue that can mimic squamous cell carcinoma. The pathogenesis of this problem is unknown. In this paper, we present a case of an 80-year-old woman with eosinophilic ulcer of the tongue after a psychologically stressful event.

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