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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 1269-1275

Lichen planus of lip – Report of a rare case with review of literature

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dentistry, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Shamimul Hasan
C/O Mohd. Javed Khan, C-4, Duplex Quarters, New Sir Syed Nager, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_24_19

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Lichen planus (LP) is a potentially malignant disorder with an immune-mediated etiopathogenesis. The condition frequently affects the skin, oral mucosa, skin appendages, and other mucous membranes. Oral lesions usually precede the onset of skin lesions and in majority of cases may only be presenting symptom. Isolated LP of the lip is rarely encountered in the clinical practice and is usually seen along with skin/other mucous membrane involvement. The clinical appearance poses diagnostic dilemmas and is often misinterpreted. This case report aims to highlight an interesting case of LP of the lower lip in a 50-year-old male patient. The patient presented with a diffuse erosive lesion on the lower lip bordered by white radiating striae on its inner aspect. Histopathological and immunofluorescent studies confirmed LP of the lip. Topical corticosteroids and Vaseline lip therapy were prescribed to the patient. There was considerable healing in the lip lesion during the follow-up period. However, recurrence was noted in the left buccal mucosa.

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