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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 507-512

An etiological, clinical and histological study of oral lichen planus with comparative evaluation between various therapies


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine and Dental Radiology, College of Dental Science Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
2 Associate Professor, Department of Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine and Dental Radiology, Ahmedabad Dental College and Hospital Gandhinagar, Gujarat, India
3 Professor and Head, Department of Oral Diagnosis, Oral Medicine and Dental Radiology, Government Dental College and Hospital Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Sonal B Dudhia
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Diagnosis, 1-D. Shantiniketan-2, Near Hirabag Railway Crossing, Ambawadi, Ahmedabad-380006, Gujarat
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10011-1211

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Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory disease of about adult onset and unknown etiology. There are variable forms of this mucocutaneous condition, which at times make recognition difficult. Remissions are infrequent and there is no definite curative treatment. Because of an association with oral carcinoma all patients with OLP should be carefully evaluated and followed periodically. The purpose of present study was to achieve better understanding of etiological, clinical and histopathologic characteristics of OLP and also to evaluate the curative response by different treatment modalities in various forms of OLP.


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