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Uncommon inflammatory swelling of the lips: orofacial granulomatosis
  1. Abdul Hafiz1,
  2. Abdulla Mufeed1,
  3. Gopinath Kandasamy2,
  4. Rekha Krishnapillai3
  1. 1MES Dental College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
  2. 2Department of Dermatology, MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
  3. 3Annoor Dental College, Muvattupuzha, Kerala, India
  1. Correspondence to Professor Abdul Hafiz, hafizzzdr{at}


Orofacial granulomatosis (OFG) is an unusual condition associated with permanent or recurrent swelling of orofacial tissues together with oral mucosal ulceration and a variety of orofacial characteristics. The chronic inflammation inherent to OFG often displays granulomas in the subepithelial stroma. We present a case of OFG and its management. The patient responded to intralesional injections of corticosteroids.

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