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19 December 2017 : Case report  Italy

A Case of Osteonecrosis of the Jaw in a Patient with Crohn’s Disease Treated with Infliximab

Unusual clinical course, Challenging differential diagnosis, Diagnostic / therapeutic accidents, Unusual setting of medical care, Unexpected drug reaction

Gianfranco Favia1AD, Angela Tempesta
  • B Data collection/entry
  • E Preparation of manuscript
  • F Literature analysis/search
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, Luisa Limongelli
  • B Data collection/entry
  • E Preparation of manuscript
  • F Literature analysis/search
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, Vito Crincoli
  • E Preparation of manuscript
  • F Literature analysis/search
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, Florenzo Iannone
  • A Study design/planning
  • D Data interpretation
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, Giovanni Lapadula
  • A Study design/planning
  • D Data interpretation
" data-author="4320275">3AD
, Eugenio Maiorano
  • A Study design/planning
  • C Data analysis/statistics
  • D Data interpretation
  • F Literature analysis/search
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DOI: 10.12659/AJCR.905355

Am J Case Rep 2017; 18:1351-1356

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ) is a severe adverse drug reaction, occurring in patients undergoing treatments with antiresorptive or antiangiogenic agents, such as bisphosphonates, denosumab, or bevacizumab, for different oncologic and non-oncologic diseases. The aim of this study was to report a case of MRONJ in a patient taking infliximab, an anti-TNF-𝛼 antibody used to treat Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and plaque psoriasis. 

CASE REPORT: A 49-year-old female patient affected by Crohn’s disease, who had been undergoing 250 mg intravenous infliximab every six weeks for 12 years, with no history of antiresorptive or antiangiogenic agent administration, came to our attention for post-surgical MRONJ, associated with a wide cutaneous necrotic area of her anterior mandible. Following antibiotic cycles, the patient underwent surgical treatment with wide bone resection and debridement of necrotic tissues; after prolonged follow-up (16 months), the patient completely healed without signs of recurrence.

CONCLUSIONS: Prevention of MRONJ by dental check-up before and during treatments with antiresorptive treatments (bisphosphonates or denosumab) is a well-established procedure. Although further studies are required to confirm the role of infliximab in MRONJ, based on the results of this study, we propose that patients who are going to be treated with infliximab should also undergo dental check-up before starting therapy, to possibly avoid MRONJ onset. 

Keywords: Bisphosphonate-Associated Osteonecrosis of the Jaw, Bone Density Conservation Agents, Crohn Disease

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American Journal of Case Reports eISSN: 1941-5923
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