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World J Stomatol. Feb 20, 2015; 4(1): 12-21
Published online Feb 20, 2015. doi: 10.5321/wjs.v4.i1.12
Oral lichenplanus: Etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, and management
Naresh Gangeshetty, B Praveen Kumar
Naresh Gangeshetty, B Praveen Kumar, Department of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, G.Pullareddy Dental College and Hospital, GPR Nagar, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh 518002, India
Author contributions: Gangeshetty N and Kumar BP solely contributed to this review; both the authors wrote the manuscript and revised the article.
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Correspondence to: Naresh Gangeshetty, Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine, Diagnosis and Radiology, G.Pulla Reddy Dental College and Hospital, GPR Nagar, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh 518002, India.
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Received: September 28, 2014
Peer-review started: September 28, 2014
First decision: October 28, 2014
Revised: December 19, 2014
Accepted: January 9, 2015
Article in press: January 12, 2015
Published online: February 20, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: Oral Lichen planus (OLP) is frequently encountered by the dermatologists and oral physician. Even though, lot of research is carried out on this disease, still the precise etiopathogenesis and treatment is controversial. As there is a risk of malignant potential reported with this disease, early diagnosis and proper management of the patient is necessary. The present article reviews the OLP briefly about its etiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and various treatment aspects available.