Oral Mucosal Lichen Planus in Children

F Alam, John Hamburger

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Although lichen planus is a relatively common mucocutaneous disorder in adults, it has only rarely been described in children. Moreover, even less data has been published regarding mucosal lesions in children. Six case reports of childhood oral lichen planus are presented and the available literature reviewed. It is believed that this paper documents the largest series of cases of childhood oral mucosal lichen planus to be reported in the literature to date. Lichen planus should be considered in the differential diagnosis of oral mucosal white patches in children, particularly those of Asian origin.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-214
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2001


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