Skin and mucosal lesions in otolaryngological practice
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Cutaneous and mucosal lesions are seen in many diseases, frequently being the main element of the clinical presentation. It is not uncommon that the patient with mucosal lesions of the upper respiratory tract consults the otolaryngologist first, therefore it is important that those specialists know the mucosal symptoms of dermatological diseases and consider them in the differential diagnosis. In this article diseases with the mucosal lesions of the upper respiratory tract are described, including pemphigus, pemphigoid, lichen planus, and Behçet’s disease. Knowledge of the morphology of these mucosal manifestations is essential in the clinical practice of both dermatologists and otolaryngologists, and the diagnostic and therapeutic success may be achieved only with the cooperation of these specialists.
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