- 社団法人 日本口腔外科学会
- 日本口腔外科学会雑誌 (ISSN:00215163)
- vol.59, no.9, pp.598-602, 2013-09-20 (Released:2014-12-13)
We report a case of allergic contact stomatitis extensively affecting the oral mucosa that was caused by eating grated Japanese radish for several months. A 39-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because of an eating disorder due to stomatitis. She received supplementary liquid treatment after hospitalization. The symptoms improved, and she was discharged. However, she was readmitted because stomatitis recurred extensively after eating grated Japanese radish. Contact stomatitis or oral allergy syndrome was suspected. We therefore performed blood tests, patch testing, and provocative tests. The results of a skin patch test was positive, and stomatitis developed after several hours on provocative testing. We advised her to completely avoid eating grated Japanese radish. She was discharged after stomatitis had improved. Subsequently, stomatitis has not recurred because she has avoided eating grated Japanese radish.