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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 302-305

Eosinophilic granuloma with metachronous actinomycosis – A case report with literature review

1 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya Deemed to be University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
2 Centre for Forensic Odontology, Yenepoya Dental College, Yenepoya Deemed to be University, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Sudeendra Prabhu
Centre for Forensic Odontology, Department of Oral Pathology, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore - 575 018, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/kleuhsj.kleuhsj_153_22

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Eosinophilic granuloma (EG) is a type of histiocytosis X with uncertain etiology. The lesion manifests as single or multiple areas of bone destruction with mild-to-severe pain or may be asymptomatic in some cases. In this article, a case of EG with actinomycosis is reported which occurred in an 11-year-old male in the left buccal vestibule extending from 22 to 24. Histopathologically, it showed dense, cellular infiltrate in the connective tissue composed of abundant eosinophils intermixed with atypical cells. After 4 months, the same patient reported with a recurrence in the palatal region. Histopathologically, the section showed some colonies of actinomycosis along with the features of EG. EG with metachronous actinomycosis is very rare in the literature. This article reports a new case of EG with actinomycosis and reviews previously reported cases of actinomycosis associated with other lesions.

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