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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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Oral lichen planus" returned 120 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Overexpression and selectively regulatory roles of IL-23/IL-17 axis in the lesions of oral lichen planus.
 

Author(s): Rui Lu, Xin Zeng, Qi Han, Mu Lin, Long Long, Hongxia Dan, Gang Zhou, Qianming Chen

Journal: Mediators Inflamm.. 2014 ;2014():701094.

 

Interleukin- (IL-) 23/IL-17 axis is a newly discovered proinflammatory signaling pathway and has been implicated in the pathogenesis of many chronic inflammatory and immune disorders. Here we investigated whether the IL-23/IL-17 axis was present and functional in the lesions of oral ...

Last Updated: 12 Aug 2014

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Oral lichen planus - retrospective study of 563 Croatian patients.
 

Author(s): Vice Budimir, Ivica Richter, Ana Andabak-Rogulj, Vanja Vučićević-Boras, Jozo Budimir, Vlaho Brailo

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To investigate the epidemiological and clinical characteristics of oral lichen planus (OLP) in a group of Croatian patients seen between 2006 and 2012.

Last Updated: 30 Apr 2014

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Determination of cytokeratins 1, 13 and 14 in oral lichen planus.
 

Author(s): Emilce Rivarola de Gutierrez, Alicia-Carolina Innocenti, María-José Cippitelli, Susana Salomón, Laura-María Vargas-Roig

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INTRODUCCION: Cytokeratins (CK) are molecules of the cytoskeleton that contribute to the cellular differenciation. We studied the expression of CK1, CK13 and CK14 in thirty-three patients with OLP. The biopsied lesions were located in the dorsal surface of the tongue, the palatal ...

Last Updated: 30 Jun 2014

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The terms "Oral lichen planus" returned 14 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Topical application of drugs used in treatment of oral lichen planus lesions.
 

Author(s): Małgorzata Radwan-Oczko

Journal: Adv Clin Exp Med. ;22(6):893-8.

 

Oral lichen planus is a common, chronic mucosal disease associated with a cell-mediated immunological dysfunction. The clinical manifestation is different when various forms, white and red, are considered. Erosive, atrophic, ulcerative lesions require long-term treatment, because ...

Last Updated: 16 Jan 2014

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Oral lichen planus as a preneoplastic inflammatory model.
 

Author(s): Eleni A Georgakopoulou, Marina D Achtari, Michael Achtaris, Periklis G Foukas, Athanassios Kotsinas

Journal: J. Biomed. Biotechnol.. 2012 ;2012():759626.

 

Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic oral inflammatory disease of unknown etiology. According to reports, 1-2% of OLP patients develop oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) in the long run. While World Health Organization (WHO) classifies OLP as "a potentially malignant disorder," ...

Last Updated: 7 Jun 2012

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Oral lichen planus.
 

Author(s): Marcello Menta Simonsen Nico, Juliana Dumet Fernandes, Silvia Vanessa Lourenço

Journal: An Bras Dermatol. ;86(4):633-41; quiz 642-3.

 

Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a relatively common mucosal disease that can present isolated or associated with cutaneous lichen planus. Contrarily to its cutaneous counterpart, though, OLP tends to be chronic, relapsing, and difficult to treat. Severe morbidity is related to erosive ...

Last Updated: 11 Oct 2011

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Tacrolimus Ointment in Oral Lichen Planus
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Oral Lichen Planus

 

Last Updated: 5 Mar 2012

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The Efficacy of Topical Minocycline in Managing Symptomatic Oral Lichen Planus
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Oral Lichen Planus

 

Last Updated: 8 Mar 2010

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Free Soft Tissue Graft in Treatment of Oral Lichen Planus
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Oral Lichen Planus

 

Last Updated: 9 Dec 2008

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