Reviewer: Charu Thakral, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 16 June 2013, last major update March 2013
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- Subacute to chronic mucocutaneous disorder of unknown etiology
- Involves skin, nails and mucosal surfaces (oral mucosa, pharynx, perineum)
- Mucosal disease primarily affects women ages 40-60 years
- Reticulate, lace-like and white keratotic lesions; rarely bullous or ulcerated
- Topical steroids or cyclosporine
14 year old boy
9 year old boy
Components in buccal mucosa
Basal cell degeneration and dense lymphocytic infiltration
End of Oral cavity > Dermatologic conditions > Lichen planus
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