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Title: Clinical evaluation of 150 Saudi patients with lichen planus
Authors: Al-Dosari, A.
Al-Shawaf, M.
Nartey, N.
Faden, A.
Keywords: Lichen; LP; oral; evaluation; bullous; premalignant; planus; Saudi patients; clinical
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Saudi Dental Society
Citation: Saudi Dental Journal; 9(2): 62-65
Abstract: One hundred and fifty patients with oral lichen planus (LP) seen over a period of about 12 years were retrospectively studied and evaluated. Age, gender, site of lesion, presence of dental restorations and/or appliances were recorded and analyzed. Findings showed a slight preponderance of females (53%) to males (47%). The highest prevalence was found to be between 41-50 years of age. Among the different ciinical forms of oral LP, the reticular type was the most common (56%) followed by erosive (26%), plaque (f 1%) atrophic (6%) and bullous (0.4%) types. The buccal mucosa was the most commonly affected site (83%) while the least affected was the ventrum of the tongue (5%). Beside pathogenesis and premaiignant potential of lichen planus, local and systemic findings are discussed...
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/14208
ISSN: 1013-9052
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