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Case Reports in Dentistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 521726, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/521726
Case Report

A Case of Unifocal Eosinophilic Granuloma of the Mandible in an Adult Female: A Case Report

1Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Career Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Lucknow 226020, India
2Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Vasant Dada Patil Dental College, Sangli 416306, India
3Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Career Post Graduate Institute of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Lucknow 226020, India

Received 26 March 2012; Accepted 26 July 2012

Academic Editors: R. Crespi and A. C. . B. Delbem

Copyright © 2012 Anshita Agarwal et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Eosinophilic granuloma of bone is a disease with an incidence of one new case per 350,000 to 2 million per year, which is an uncommon disease of maxillofacial region, and presents in more than 90% in children under the age of ten with predominance for males. As a result, eosinophilic granuloma of the jaw is always unconsidered in the differential diagnosis of similar lesions by many clinicians. It is difficult to make a correct diagnosis on it without proof of a pathological diagnosis, which correlates with the diverse clinical and radiographic presentations of eosinophilic granuloma in the jaws. In the present paper we report a rare case of unifocal eosinophilic granuloma of mandible occurring in an adult female.