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Oral Lichen Planus

Oral Lichen Planus Causes

The condition is not infectious or contagious. It may have been triggered by an allergic reaction todrugs or dental chemicals that may have touched the mouth's mucosal lining. But oftentimes, the cause of the condition cannot be determined.

Oral Lichen Planus Definition

Oral lichen planus is a condition of inflammation in the mouth lining. The inflammation may also occur inside the cheeks and may affect other parts of the mouth as well as the throat.

Oral Lichen Planus Diagnosis

Patients are usually examined by their family doctors or dentists to check for common conditions such as irritaions, oral yeast infections, or canker sores. If these conditions are ruled out, patients are then referred to dermatologists or specialists in oral medicine for a more thorough examination. Patients undergo blood testing as well as allergy testing. Tissue cultures as well as biopsies may also be required to determine the patients' condition.

Oral Lichen Planus Symptoms and Signs

Patients usually have lacy white patches, raised red mouth sores, or ulcers that may cause dry mouth, or painful burning sensations. They may also have distinct skin rashes particularly on the forearms. Other patients however, may not show symptoms of the disease.

Oral Lichen Planus Treatment

Patients are treated by dermatologists, dentists, as well as Ear, Nost, Throat specialists to closely monitor the disease since it may develop to oral cancer.

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