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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014, 2(5), 112-114
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-5-3
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Erosive Lichen Planus – Diagnosis and Management

Laliytha Kumar Bijai1, , Philips Mathew2, Ramya Sugumar2 and Ravi David Austin2

1Department of Dentistry, Sree Balaji Medical College and Hospital, Bharath University, Chennai, India

2Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology,Rajah Muthiah Dental College, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, India

Pub. Date: October 12, 2014

Cite this paper:
Laliytha Kumar Bijai, Philips Mathew, Ramya Sugumar and Ravi David Austin. Erosive Lichen Planus – Diagnosis and Management. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2014; 2(5):112-114. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-2-5-3

Abstract

Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology. It seems to affect most ethnic groups and has a prevalence of 0.02-1.2% among various populations. The diagnosis of OLP can be made from the clinical features if they are sufficiently characteristic, particularly if typical skin or other lesions are present, but biopsy is recommended to confirm the diagnosis and to exclude dysplasia and malignancy. Atrophic/erosive OLP needs appropriate treatment, due to the pain and malignancy potential. Here we report a case of erosive lichen planus in a 60-year-old male patient in the oral cavity.

Keywords:
erosive lichen planus burning sensation malignant transformation

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