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CASE REPORT
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 167-169

Oral vesiculobullous lesions: Consider the platelets


1 Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rotherham General Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 Consultant in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rotherham General Hospital, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Dr. Clare Steel
Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rotherham General Hospital, Sheffield
United Kingdom
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2278-9626.134854

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Oral vesiculobullous lesions or "blood blisters" can be found on a routine dental examination and may have many causes. Trauma is often the first diagnosis followed by a variety of bullous conditions, such as pemphigus and pemphigoid. Using a case report, we highlight the other, more serious, possibility of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) to raise awareness to the General Dental Practitioners and the need for prompt treatment.


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