Oral lichen planus

Stoopler, Eric T.; Sollecito, Thomas P.
October 2012
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/2/2012, Vol. 184 Issue 14, pE774
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 72-year-old woman with a history of burning mouth sensation. A biopsy of the buccal mucosa was conducted which displayed histopathologic characteristics synonymous with oral lichen planus, a chronic autoimmune disease which affects the scalp, nails, mucous membranes and skin. It highlights that currently no cure is available for this disease condition.

Tags: CASE studies;  QUALITATIVE research;  MOUTH -- Diseases;  ORAL lichen planus;  AUTOIMMUNE diseases;  CHRONIC diseases


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