Comprehensive Pathogenesis of Oral Lichen Planus: A Review

  • Upasana Sethi Ahuja
  • Anuradha Yadav
  • Kesari Singh
  • Chitrang Dixit
Keywords: Lichen Planus, Pathogenesis, Antigen-specific, Non-specific mechanism


Oral lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory disease of oral mucosa, which is autoimmune in nature and mediated by CD+8 T-cells. How these CD+8 T-cells bring about keratinocytes apoptosis and various processes occurring simultaneously result in the chronicity of the disease is always a point of discussion. This paper comprehends the various mechanisms of the complicated pathogenesis of OLP making simple to understand and helping in therapeutic approach.


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DOI: 10.26440/ihrj/01_05/100
Published: 2017-08-10
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Upasana Sethi Ahuja, Anuradha Yadav, Kesari Singh, Chitrang Dixit. Comprehensive Pathogenesis of Oral Lichen Planus: A Review. IHRJ [Internet]. 2017Aug.10 [cited 2024Jul.15];1(5). Available from:

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