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Reticular Oral Lichen Planus

Abstract

Reticular oral lichen planus is a common clinical finding, often found incidentally on routine oral examination. Patients rarely complain of symptoms and the condition does not require treatment, as a result, biopsies and ancillary laboratory evaluation are seldom performed. We present a case of reticular oral lichen planus with a classic clinical presentation and characteristic histologic findings.

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Correspondence to Teresa Cox.

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Cox, T., Woodhead, J. & Nelson, B.L. Reticular Oral Lichen Planus. Head and Neck Pathol 14, 192–194 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12105-018-0983-6

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Keywords

  • Oral lichen planus
  • Reticular
  • Lichenoid mucositis
  • Mucous membrane pemphigoid
  • Pemphigus vulgaris
  • Wickham striae