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 114 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Suitability/unsuitability of cell proliferation as an indicator of malignant potential in oral lichen planus: an immunohistochemical study.
 

Author(s): Massoumeh Zargaran, Shokoofeh Jamshidi, Nosratollah Eshghyar, Abbas Moghimbeigi

Journal: Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev.. 2013 ;14(11):6979-83.

 

Oral lichen planus (OLP) is categorized as premalignant lesion although its malignant potential is a matter of controversy. The objective of this study was to investigate Ki67 expression in OLP, oral epithelial dysplasia and oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC).

Last Updated: 31 Dec 2013

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Interferon-γ and interleukin-4 detected in serum and saliva from patients with oral lichen planus.
 

Author(s): Wen-Zhao Liu, Ming-Jing He, Long Long, Dong-Liang Mu, Ming-Shu Xu, Xue Xing, Xin Zeng, Ga Liao, Hong-Xia Dan, Qian-Ming Chen

Journal: Int J Oral Sci. 2014 Mar;6(1):22-6.

 

Our previous salivary study had demonstrated an apparent T helper 2 (Th2)-predominance in saliva of oral lichen planus (OLP) patients and suggested a potential of salivary interleukin-4 (IL-4) as a biomarker for monitoring disease severity. To further determine the consistency of ...

Last Updated: 21 Mar 2014

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Periodontopathogen profile of healthy and oral lichen planus patients with gingivitis or periodontitis.
 

Author(s): Abdullah Seckin Ertugrul, Ugur Arslan, Recep Dursun, Sema Sezgin Hakki

Journal: Int J Oral Sci. 2013 Jun;5(2):92-7.

 

Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory disease that is frequently detected in oral tissues. The aim of our study was to identify the prevalence of the detection of periodontopathogenic microorganisms (Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans, Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella ...

Last Updated: 5 Jul 2013

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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 Use of Probiotics in Patients With Symptomatic Oral Lichen Planus
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Oral Lichen Planus; Candida Infection

 

Last Updated: 5 Dec 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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