An Unusual Case Report of Erythematous Lichen Planus in a 23 Year Old Female

  • Kirandeep Kaur
  • Mridha Sharma
  • Gurkiran Kaur
Keywords: Lichen Planus, Erythematous, Burning sensation

Abstract

Oral Lichen planus (OLP) or lichen ruber planus is was first described by Wilson in 1869 and affects about 0.5-1% of the population and 2.6% of the Indian population. It is more frequently present in the female population with age usually above 50 years which is inconsistent with the present case. The rate of malignant transformation of OLP is quite low, although erythematous OLP has a higher incidence. The diagnosis of OLP is done on the basis of clinical examination (oral and skin lesions), biopsy and direct immunofluorescence and its management is aimed mainly at palliation of the symptoms. The basic treatment for OLP includes topical and systemic corticosteroids

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Published
2018-05-10
How to Cite
Kirandeep Kaur, Mridha Sharma, & Gurkiran Kaur. (2018). An Unusual Case Report of Erythematous Lichen Planus in a 23 Year Old Female. International Healthcare Research Journal, 2(2), 38-40. https://doi.org/10.26440/IHRJ/02_02/166