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Journal of IMAB - Annual Proceeding (Scientific Papers)
Publisher: Peytchinski, Gospodin Iliev
ISSN: 1312 773X (Online)
Issue: 2010, Volume 16, book 4,
Subject Collection:Oral and Dental Medicine
Page: 14 - 17
DOI: 10.5272/jimab.1642010_14-17
Online date: July 22, 2010

Atanaska Dinkova, D. Gospodinov, G. Gavasova, Radka Cholakova, H. Daskalov, Ivan Chenchev
Oral surgery department, Faculty of Dental Medicine, Medical University - Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Lichen planus(LP)is a common chronic muco­cuta­neous disease of unknown etiology. Usually, it presents with lesions on the flexor surfaces of the upper extremities, genitalia and mucous membranes. Oral lesions can be the initial as well as the only manifestations of this condition. Patients with LP can present first to the general dental practitioner so sufficient knowledge on this condition is important for the proper diagnosis, treatment and prevention of further complications. The clinical management of LRP requires liaison between dental and medical specialists.
This article provides a review of the current literature on LP and a case report of a 55 years old female suffering with this condition. A multidisciplinary approach in the diagnosis and management of this case is described.

Key words: oral lichen planus, corticosteroids,  retinoids, oral cavity, precancerous conditions/pathology.

Page: 14-17; FULL TEXT PDF (247 KB) Abstract

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