TITLE

CINNAMON AND BENZOATE FREE DIET AS PRIMARY TREATMENT OF ORO-FACIAL GRANULOMATOSIS

AUTHOR(S)
Lomer, M.; White, A.; Escudier, M.; Barnard, K.; Shirlaw, P.; Challacombe, S.; Sanderson, J.
PUB. DATE
April 2004
SOURCE
Gut;Apr2004 Supplement 3, Vol. 53, pA32
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Oral-facial ganulomatosis (OFG) is a chronic inflammatory disorder characterized by inflammation in a variable number of sites in the oral cavity. Its cause remains unclear but a possible role of sensitivity to dietary components, specifically benzoates and cinnamon, has been proposed. 25 patients attending a joint oral medicine/gastro clinic with a diagnosis of OFG were offered a cinnamon and benzoate free diet as their primary treatment. Patients were given verbal and written advice by a dietitian to follow the diet for a minimum of 6 weeks.
ACCESSION #
13218937

 

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