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Lip swelling as initial manifestation of Crohn's disease
  1. Nicola Bruscino1,
  2. Meena Arunachalam1,
  3. Massimiliano Galeone1,
  4. Federica Scarfì1,
  5. Vincenza Maio2,
  6. Elisa Margherita Difonzo1
  1. 1Division of Dermatology, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
  2. 2Division of Pathological Anatomy, Department of Critical Care Medicine and Surgery, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nicola Bruscino, Department of Dermatology, University of Florence, Clinica S.Chiara, P.zza Indipendenza 11, 50129, Florence, Italy; bruscio{at}alice.it

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A 12-year-old boy presented with a 4-year history of non-painful lower lip enlargement and perioral erythema, without gastrointestinal symptoms. Physical examination revealed vesicles, pustules, scales and crusts along all over the lower lip (figure 1). There was no evidence of lingua plicata …

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