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Persistent Palatal Ulcerations. A Potential Manifestation of Juvenile Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

  • J Katz1,*,
  • MN Islam2
  • S Cha2
  •  W Saleh1
  • M Guelmann3

1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diagnostic Sciences,University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, FL, USA

2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery ,University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, FL, USA

3Department of Pediatric Dentistry,University of Florida College of Dentistry, Gainesville, FL, USA

DOI: 10.17796/1053-4625-44.1.9 Vol.44,Issue 1,January 2020 pp.52-54

Published: 01 January 2020

*Corresponding Author(s): J Katz E-mail:


Oral ulcerations in children and adolescents is a common occurrence and affects about 20-30% of this population. This case report describes a unique and serious autoimmune condition that presented with distinct oral findings that significantly supported the differential diagnosis of Juvenile Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in a 15 year-old female. Pediatric and general dentists should familiarize themselves with the condition to facilitate diagnosis with collaborative efforts with the medical team.


Juvenile Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Oral ulcers; Autoimmune disease; Malar rash

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J Katz,MN Islam,S Cha, W Saleh,M Guelmann. Persistent Palatal Ulcerations. A Potential Manifestation of Juvenile Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Journal of Clinical Pediatric Dentistry. 2020. 44(1);52-54.


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