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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 295-299

Urinary and salivary estimation of 17-ketosteroid as an indicator in stress-induced lichen planus

1 Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, BVDU Dental College and Hospital, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Ex-Profersor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Government Dental College and Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
S G Ranpise
Professor and Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, 28, Prabhat Centre, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai-400614, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10011-1153

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Human beings when subjected to stress react differently and this stress can abuse the human tissue in the fern and lichen planus and recurrent aphthous. The oral mucosa is highly reactive to psychological influences and, in some cases, oral disease may be a direct expression of emotions or conflicts, while in other instances, lesions of oral mucosa may be the indirect result of an emotional problem in terms of fundamental psychologic theory, the oral tissue have considerable significance. The mouth is directly or symbolically related to the major human instincts, passions and is charged with a high psychological potential. Today, stress is measurable through blood, urine, saliva and elaborates psychoanalysis and thus helps in good diagnosis.

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