Oral lichen planus

Common Name(s)

Oral lichen planus

Oral lichen planus is a inflammatory condition that affects the inside of the mouth.  Signs and symptoms include patches of fine white lines and dots most commonly in the inside of the cheeks, gums, and/or tongue. Most people with lichen planus experience no to few symptoms, others may have painful sores or ulcers in the mouth. Severe lichen planus slightly increases the risk for oral cancer. Oral lichen planus may occur alone or in combination with other skin forms of lichen planus.
 

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The terms "Oral lichen planus" returned 170 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Oral lichen planus clinical characteristics in Italian patients: a retrospective analysis.
 

Author(s): Dorina Lauritano, Mariantonietta Arrica, Alberta Lucchese, Marina Valente, Giuseppe Pannone, Carlo Lajolo, Rossella Ninivaggi, Massimo Petruzzi

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Oral lichen Planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory disease involving skin and mucous membranes. Its etiology is still uncertain whilst an autoimmune mechanism is known to be implicated. OLP is commonly considered a geriatric disease and gender differences in prevalence are clear, ...

Last Updated: 26 Apr 2016

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The presence of Helicobacter pylori in oral cavities of patients with leukoplakia and oral lichen planus.
 

Author(s): Magdalena Kazanowska-Dygdała, Irena Duś, Małgorzata Radwan-Oczko

Journal: J Appl Oral Sci. ;24(1):18-23.

 

Helicobacter pylori infection is one of the most common bacterial infections in men. This gastrointestinal pathogen is closely related to gastritis, peptic ulcers, and the increased risk of gastric cancer. Numerous studies have indicated oral cavities as possible Helicobacter pylori ...

Last Updated: 24 Mar 2016

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[Determination of human papillomavirus in oral leukoplakia,oral lichen planus and oral squamous cell carcinoma].
 

Author(s): Jie Cao, Jian-qiu Jin, Da-jun Deng, Hong-wei Liu

Journal: Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao. 2016 Feb;48(1):84-8.

 

To investigate the possibility for human papillomavirus (HPV) infection to be a predictable signal for the carcinogenesis of oral mucosa by comparing the prevalences of HPV in each stage of oral mucosal carcinogenesis and to compare the sensitivity differences of the two methods in ...

Last Updated: 18 Feb 2016

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The terms "Oral lichen planus" returned 19 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Comparison of Oral Lichen Planus and Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Interleukins Level.
 

Author(s): Farzaneh Agha-Hosseini, Mahdieh-Sadat Moosavi, Mina Hajifaraj Tabrizi

Journal: Arch Iran Med. 2015 Oct;18(10):703-12.

 

Lichen planus (LP) is a chronic inflammatory mucocutaneous disorder with unknown etiology. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is known as a prototypic autoimmune disease. Cytokines play a key role in the pathogenesis of both diseases. Various cytokines, such as interleukin 6 (IL-6), ...

Last Updated: 7 Oct 2015

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Cytokine profiles contribute to understanding the pathogenic difference between Good syndrome and oral lichen planus: two case reports and literature review.
 

Author(s): Takashi Maehara, Masafumi Moriyama, Shintaro Kawano, Jun-Nosuke Hayashida, Sachiko Furukawa, Miho Ohta, Akihiko Tanaka, Masaki Yamauchi, Yukiko Ohyama, Tamotsu Kiyoshima, Seiji Nakamura

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Apr;94(14):e704.

 

We described and analyzed the pathogenic difference between Good syndrome (GS) and oral lichen planus (OLP) in oral mucosa. Good syndrome (GS) is a rare disease characterized by B and T cell immunodeficiency associated with hypogammaglobulinemia and thymoma. GS patients frequently ...

Last Updated: 11 Apr 2015

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Disease scoring systems for oral lichen planus; a critical appraisal.
 

Author(s): Jing Wang, Isaäc van der Waal

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The aim of the present study has been to critically review 22 disease scoring systems (DSSs) on oral lichen planus (OLP) that have been reported in the literature during the past decades. Although the presently available DSSs may all have some merit, particularly for research purposes, ...

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2015

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Based on Metabonomics Dryness Pathogen Type of OLP: a Dynamic Study
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Oral Lichen Planus

 

Last Updated: 3 Jan 2015

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Dexamethasone Solution for the Treatment of Oral Lichen Planus
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Lichen Planus

 

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2016

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Last Updated: 23 Oct 2015

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