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Arch Dis Child doi:10.1136/archdischild-2011-301604
  • Images in paediatrics

Lip swelling as initial manifestation of Crohn's disease

  1. 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
  1. Contributors EMD is the guarantor of this manuscript. NB, MA, MG, FS and VM have contributed to the planning, conducting and reporting of the work.

  • Received 31 December 2011
  • Accepted 17 January 2012
  • Published Online First 6 February 2012

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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