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Diagnostic Criteria of Oral Lichen Planus: a Narrative Review

Doina Iulia Rotaru ; Department of Odontology, Iuliu Haţieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Diana Sofineti ; Dental Center Cassandraplein, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Sorana D. Bolboacă orcid id ; Department of Medical Informatics and Biostatistics, Iuliu Haţieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Adriana E. Bulboacă ; Department of Pathophysiology, Iuliu Haţieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy Cluj-Napoca, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a disease with unclear etiology or pathogenesis, categorized by the World Health Organization as oral lichenoid lesions (OLL; interface mucositis or lichenoid mucositis) into a group of potentially malignant disorders. The diagnosis of OLP is challenging because the clinical and histopathologic features are frequently seen in OLP, OLL and/or other mucosal diseases with lichenoid characteristics. Furthermore, OLP has a dynamic nature. Finally, an early and precise diagnosis can play a decisive role, allowing timely treatment and thus improving the patient quality of life. This article summarizes the state-of-the-art regarding OLP and OLL and
discusses the challenges faced on making an accurate diagnosis, aiming to provide a practical guideline for the postgraduates and oral physicians in reaching the diagnosis of these lesions.


Lichen planus, Oral lichen planus, Oral lichenoid lesions, Diagnosis guideline, Precancerous conditions

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