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Anais Brasileiros de Dermatologia
On-line version ISSN 1806-4841
NICO, Marcello Menta Simonsen; FERNANDES, Juliana Dumet and LOURENCO, Silvia Vanessa. Oral lichen planus. An. Bras. Dermatol. [online]. 2011, vol.86, n.4, pp.633-643. ISSN 1806-4841. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0365-05962011000400002.
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 forms, and more aggressive presentations have been described, such as the "gingivo-vulvar syndrome". This article reviews the current knowledge about the pathogenesis, clinical picture, differential and laboratorial diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of OLP
Keywords : Lichen planus; Lichen planus; oral; Oral medicine.