Five Year Clinical and Epidemiologic Findings of Oral Lichen Planus Patients Referred to Oral Medicine Department of Mashhad Dental School - Iran

Pakfetrat, Atessa and Basir Shabestari, Samira and Falaki, Farnaz (2008) Five Year Clinical and Epidemiologic Findings of Oral Lichen Planus Patients Referred to Oral Medicine Department of Mashhad Dental School - Iran. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 32 (3). pp. 195-198.

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Abstract

Introduction:Lichen planus is a chronic mucocutaneos disease and relatively frequent in adult, which involves 0.2-2 of population. There are limited studies on frequency and clinical pattern of oral lichen planus in Iran. This study was designed in order to evaluate clinical and epidemiological features of Oral lichen planus (OLP) patients referred to oral Medicine Department of Mashhad dental school during 2000-2005 compared with other populations. Materials & Methods:In this descriptive study, the patients’ data were collected from files of 420 OLP patients who had been referred to oral medicine department of Mashhad dental school and included age, sex, chief compliment, skin involvment, location, type & form of lesions. Data were analysed with SPSS 11.5 statistical software. Results:The mean age of these OLP patients was 41.16 years. 64.9 of cases were female and 35.1 were male. Buccal mucosa was most frequently involved (85.2). The most prevalent clinical type was reticular form (76.9). 15.5 of patients had skin involvement. Conclusion:Based on the results of this study, the importance of proper history and clinical examination is of great importance to achieve the best diagnosis and treatment plan for OLP. Considering the variety of epidemiologic findings, we need more extensive epidemiological study of this kind to be more familiar with our OLP patients and to schedule clinical research and treatment plan in our society.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2017 18:28
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 18:28
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3077

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