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Monday, January 10, 2011

Oral lichen planus in childhood: A rare case report

Oral lichen planus is a cell-mediated immune condition and is infrequently encountered in children, with a prevalence of about 0.03 percent in childhood.

Reports of oral lichen planus affecting children are scarce in the literature.

The purpose of this article is to present a rare case of oral lichen planus affecting a seven-year-old child without concomitant cutaneous lesions.

Intraoral lesions and associated mild discomfort treated with topical corticosteroid therapy and a plaque control regime resulted in a favorable result.

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From:
Dermatology Online Journal
Volume 16 Number 8
August 2010

Oral lichen planus in childhood: A rare case report

M GunaShekhar MDS,
Reddy Sudhakar MDS,
Mohammad Shahul MDS,
John Tenny MDS,
Manyam Ravikanth MDS,
N Manikyakumar BDS

Vishnu Dental College & Hospital,
NTRUHS, India

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