A Case of Eosinophilic Ulcer Localized at Lower Lip

Yetkin H., Basak P. Y. , Akkaya V. B. , Inan G., Kapucuoglu N.

TURKDERM-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH DERMATOLOGY AND VENEROLOGY, vol.43, no.4, pp.174-176, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.174-176
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


Eosinophilic ulcer of the oral mucosa is an uncommon, benign and self-limiting disease. Although exact pathogenesis of the disease is unknown, trauma is thought to play a role in the etiology Eosinophilic ulcer is characterised by an ulcer with an indurated border, commonly occurring on the tongue but also on any region of the lips and oral mucosa The ulcerated lesion with acute onset may heal spontaneously within 1 week to 8 months A 23 year-old-man man was admitted for painful ulceration on the lower lip for seven years which flares up during summers and heals spontaneously Clinical and histopathological findings of the case, consistent with eosinophilic ulcer, is presented because of its rare occurrence as well as clinical resemblance to squamous Cell carcinoma of the lower lip. (Turkderm 2009; 43: 174-6)