Sarcoid-like foreign body reaction in body piercing - a report of two cases

Han, K. and Siar, C.H. and Ganesapillai, T. and Lumpur, K. (1997) Sarcoid-like foreign body reaction in body piercing - a report of two cases. Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology and Endodontics, 84 (1). pp. 28-31. ISSN 1079-2104,


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We report two cases of body piercing as a religious practice that subsequently led to the development of granulomatous nodules at previously punctured sites of the skin and oral mucosa. These lesions were diagnosed as sarcoid-like foreign body reaction after other possible causes including sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, tuberculoid leprosy, fungal infections, viral infections, and Crohn's disease were excluded.

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Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Oral Pathology & Oral Medicine & Periodontology
Depositing User: Ms Nursyafiqah Abd Malek
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2013 03:45
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2013 03:45

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