Oral Lichen Planus: A Review of Etiopathogenesis, Clinical, Histological and Treatment Aspects

  • Chitturi R
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Abstract

It is a well known fact that oral lichen planus (OLP) is a non infectious disease affecting the oral mucous membrane. It is considered to be an autoimmune disorder mediated mainly by the T-lymphocytes. It affects 1-2% of the general population with maximum prevelance seen among women above the age of 40. WHO considers it to be a potentially malignant disorder and the rate of malignant transformation has been put between 0.5-2%. This article mainly reviews the various pathogenetic mechanisms by which this unique disorder occurs along with the clinical, histopathological and treatment aspects.

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Chitturi, R. T. (2014). Oral Lichen Planus: A Review of Etiopathogenesis, Clinical, Histological and Treatment Aspects. JBR Journal of Interdisciplinary Medicine and Dental Science, 02(05). https://doi.org/10.4172/2376-032x.1000142

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