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World J Stomatol. Feb 20, 2015; 4(1): 22-28
Published online Feb 20, 2015. doi: 10.5321/wjs.v4.i1.22
Unraveling the role of epidermal growth factor receptor in oral lesions: Key to non surgical treatment modes
Bhavna Chulliparampil Mohan, Punnya Vaijanath Angadi
Bhavna Chulliparampil Mohan, Department of Oral Pathology and Medicine, Annoor Dental College, Muvattupuzha, Kerala 686673, India
Punnya Vaijanath Angadi, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, KLEVK Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Belgaum 590010, Karnataka, India
Author contributions: Mohan BC and Angadi PV contributed equally to this work, generated figures and wrote the manuscript.
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Correspondence to: Dr. Punnya Vaijanath Angadi, Reader, Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, KLEVK Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Nehrunagar, Belgaum 590010, Karnataka, India.
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Received: July 4, 2014
Peer-review started: July 6, 2014
First decision: September 16, 2014
Revised: December 11, 2014
Accepted: December 29, 2014
Article in press: December 31, 2014
Published online: February 20, 2015
Core Tip

Core tip: This review addresses the importance and need to understand epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) related pathogenesis in oral lesions and the possible effectiveness of anti-EGFR agents in treating these conditions.