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

Epigenetic Modifications and Accumulation of DNA Double-Strand Breaks in Oral Lichen Planus Lesions Presenting Poor Response to Therapy.
 

Author(s): Caroline S Dillenburg, Marco A T Martins, Luciana O Almeida, Luise Meurer, Cristiane H Squarize, Manoela D Martins, Rogerio M Castilho

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Jul;94(30):e997.

 

Epigenetics refers to changes in cell characteristics that occur independently of modifications to the deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequence. Alterations mediated by epigenetic mechanisms are important factors in cancer progression. Although an exciting prospect, the identification ...

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2015

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TNF-α, TNF-β and IL-10 gene polymorphism and association with oral lichen planus risk in Saudi patients.
 

Author(s): Maha Ali Al-Mohaya, Fahad Al-Harthi, Misbahul Arfin, Abdulrahman Al-Asmari

Journal: J Appl Oral Sci. ;23(3):295-301.

 

Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory oral mucosal disease. Cytokines play an important role in the pathogenesis and disease progression of OLP. Various reports have implicated cytokine gene polymorphisms in susceptibility to develop some immune mediated conditions including ...

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2015

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Comparing the effects of cryotherapy with nitrous oxide gas versus topical corticosteroids in the treatment of oral lichen planus.
 

Author(s): Dariush Amanat, Hooman Ebrahimi, Maryam Zahed Zahedani, Nasim Zeini, Sara Pourshahidi, Zahra Ranjbar

Journal: Indian J Dent Res. ;25(6):711-6.

 

Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the oral mucosa with treatment challenges for clinicians.

Last Updated: 2 Mar 2015

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The terms "Oral lichen planus" returned 18 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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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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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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Therapeutic Effect of Quercetin and the Current Treatment of Erosive and Atrophic Oral Lichen Planus
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Atrophic Oral Lichen Planus; Erosive Oral Lichen Planus

 

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2011

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