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Lichen Planus, Oral

Oral lesions accompanying cutaneous lichen planus or often occurring alone. The buccal mucosa, lips, gingivae, floor of the mouth, and palate are usually affected (in a descending order of frequency). Typically, oral lesions consist of radiating white or gray, velvety, threadlike lines, arranged in a reticular pattern, at the intersection of which there may be minute, white, elevated dots or streaks (Wickham's striae). (Jablonski, Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry)

Year introduced: 1994

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Tree Number(s): C07.465.397, C17.800.859.475.560.397

MeSH Unique ID: D017676

Entry Terms:

  • Oral Lichen Planus

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