Oral symptoms in histiocytosis X.

A. N. Cranin, Roy Allan Rockman

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Histiocytosis X, a term comprising three well-known disease complexes, may have dental mobility as a prodromal or major symptom. In each of three patients described, an oral finding predated the other symptoms. The earliest symptom in one patient was loosened teeth; in another, periodontosis-like symptoms were documented ten years before the patient's report of pelvic pain which led to a diagnosis of eosinophilic granuloma; in the third patient, premature eruption of the primary teeth the gingival bleeding was the prodromal symptom. The clinician should understand the significance of each finding and investigate them until a confirmatory diagnosis is made.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)412-416
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American Dental Association (1939)
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)


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