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  Year: 2001 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 2 | Pages: 107-109
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  Lichen planus is a relatively common mucocutaneous disease of unknown etiology. Varying prevalence rates of oral lichen planus have been reported in different parts of the world. Because of the propensity for malignant development it requires manage- ment by the dental practitioner. The aim of this study was to show the prevalence of oral lichen planus in a selected population, distribution according to age, sex, clinical types and intraoral locations. The study material comprised 2,385 patients referred to the Department of Oral Diseases and Periodontology at the Clinic of Stomatology in Novi Sad. Oral lichen planus was diagnosed and grouped according to internationally accepted criteria. Oral lichen planus was found in 1.6%; 2.6% and 0.8% for women and men respectively. The highest prevalence for women was found in the age group 50- 59 years. Reticular lichen planus was the most common types, found in 71.8%. No examples of the plaque and papular forms were identified. The most prevalent intraoral location of lichen planus was the buccal mucosa, which was affected in 82%. Oral lichen planus was significantly more prevalent among women as compared to men. The buccal mucosa was involved most often and reticular form was most common.
  Key words: Lichen Planus, Oral; Precancerous Conditions; Prevalence
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