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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 158-160

Prevalence of oral lichen planus in a rural population of south kerala - A pilot study

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, P M S College of Dental Science and Research, Golden Hills, Vattappa, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India

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Oral lichen planus is a relatively common chronic inflammatory mucocutaneous disease which continues to challenge the dental professional with its wide spectrum of clinical involvement. This pilot study attempts to evaluate the status of oral lichen planus in a rural population from South Kerala in order to obtain such data as prevalence, distribution according to age, gender, clinical types and site of lesion .A drop in the age group of male population presenting with lichen planus was a significant finding in our study. However, more elaborate epidemiologic studies are required to probe further into this finding.

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