Lichen Planus: Epidemiology, Symptoms and Treatment

Yvonne L. Summers (Editor)

Series: Dermatology – Laboratory and Clinical Research
BISAC: MED017000

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Lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory mucocutaneous disease of unknown cause, rarely observed in young individuals primarily affecting women between the fifth and sixth decades of life. Although its pathogenesis is unclear, several studies suggest this is a persistent immune disorder where the basal keratinocytes are probably attacked by T lymphocytes. This book examines the potential pathogenesis of oral lichen planus, the clinical and histopathological criteria that need to be taken into consideration of the diagnosis of OLP and the association of oral lichen planus with systemic diseases and amalgam restorations.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Preface

Chapter 1

Lichen Planus: General Characteristics

(Fernanda Mombrini Pigatti, Luís Antônio de Assis Taveira and João Adolfo Costa Hanemann, Department of Oral Pathology, School of Dentistry, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 2

Oral Lichen Planus

(Vanja Vucicevic Boras, Kruna Valter, Meliha Solak Mekić and Dragana Gabric, Department of Oral medicine, School of Dental medicine and

Clinical Hospital Center Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, and others)

Chapter 3

Oral Lichen Planus: Etiopathogenic, Clinical, Histopathological and Treatment Considerations

(Mônica Ghislaine Oliveira Alves, and Janete Dias Almeida, Department of Biosciences and Oral Diagnosis, Institute of Science and Technology, UNESP - Univ Estadual Paulista, São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter 4

Association of Oral Lichen Planus with Systemic Diseases and Amalgam Restorations: A 7 Year Retrospective Case-Control Analysis in a Northern Serbia Population

(Marija Bokor-Bratic, and Milos Cankovic, Clinic for Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad, Serbia, and others)

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