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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Oral Lichen Planus Support Group

Less than two percent of the general population suffers from oral lichen planus, an uncomfortable and chronic condition characterized by lesions that form in the mouth and skin. Its not unusual for lichen planus sufferers to know no one else with the disease.

That's one reason for the popularity of Texas A&M Health Science Center Baylor College of Dentistry's online International Oral Lichen Planus Support Group, a web-based support group that brings together sufferers from throughout the world. The on-line organization serves as a resource for patients, family members and practitioners.

The site also features periodic live online discussions that link lichen planus sufferers with faculty in HSC-BCDs Stomatology Center and guest faculty from other dental schools around the world.

1 comment:

Yahoo said...

Hi, I have recently been diagnosed with erosive oral lichen planus. I had two biopsies taken of the lesions to confirm. I was prescribed triamcinolone dental paste to apply to each lesion every 6 hours. This helps, but as soon as those older lesions get better, new ones appear. Eating has been fairly frustrating and I have lost 15#. My questions are, is this what I have to look forward to for the rest of my life? And, is there a site you can direct me to that tells me what foods, spices, drinks, etc. I should be avoiding. I am 63 years young. Thank you
MariJ804



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