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Gingival Lichen Planus: A Rare Clinicohistopathologic Report

Nagaraj B Kalburgi, Arati C Koregol, Shashikala Dorle, Savita Koregol, Kanniappa S Sireesha, Apoorva K Wagh

Keywords : Autoimmune disease, Civatte bodies, Etiopathogenesis, Oral lichen planus, Wickham's striae

Citation Information : Kalburgi NB, Koregol AC, Dorle S, Koregol S, Sireesha KS, Wagh AK. Gingival Lichen Planus: A Rare Clinicohistopathologic Report. J Health Sci Res 2018; 9 (1):15-19.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10042-1061

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-10-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).


Lichen planus is an autoimmune disease that involves the mucosa of the oral cavity. Pathogenesis of oral lichen planus (OLP) is the target of controversy. Thus, the objective of this article is to report a case of OLP in a 62-year-old male patient and to discuss the main aspects of disease in relation to etiopathogenesis and treatment. Biopsy findings showed focal degeneration of basal cell layer with lymphocytic band in the dermis, parakeratotic horny pearls, and atrophic epidermis with effaced rete ridges. Accurate diagnosis is necessary so that the correct treatment can be established.

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