Soreness and ulcers 3: due to vesiculobullous disease 2

Published on April 30, 2017   42 min

Other Talks in the Series: Oral & Maxillofacial Medicine

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This is part two of the talk. This is Dr. Nikitakis talking about Vesiculobullous Diseases presenting as soreness and ulcers, and we will now focus on diseases showing occasional subepithelial blister formation which is accompanied by basal cell destruction.
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These diseases include primarily lichen planus, a common oral disease. Lichen planus has to be differentiated from other similar looking diseases as well as from lupus erythematosus. We will talk about lichen planus, we will briefly mention some lichenoid reactions, and the entity called chronic ulcerative stomatitis, while the entity called graft-versus-host disease or GVHD will be covered in a different lecture of the same series.
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Lichen planus is one of the most important oral diseases because it is quite common. It can be classified as an immunologically-mediated mucocutaneous disorder, the etiology of which is not very well understood. However, we believe that lichen planus is associated with a genetic predisposition, and for some patients, there may be association with emotional stress that can exacerbate disease.
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