Progressive destruction of jaws caused by the delayed treatment of Langerhans cell histiocytosis in a 2-year-old boy: A case report

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Oral Radiol. 2022 May 10. doi: 10.1007/s11282-022-00606-1. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is a disease with varied clinic manifestations. The oral symptoms and signs of LCH localized to the jaws are nonspecific, which may lead to misdiagnosis of this disease. The purpose of this paper was to present the case of a 2-year, 4-month-old LCH patient with progressive destruction of jaws caused by the delayed treatment due to the global outbreak of COVID-19. The cone beam CT analysis after an interval of 6 months reminded us the great significance of early diagnosis and treatment of LCH.

PMID:35536525 | DOI:10.1007/s11282-022-00606-1