Journal of Dentistry of Tehran University of Medical Sciences 2017. 14(2):109-114.

Oral Lichen Planus in a Pediatric Patient: A Novel Therapeutic Approach
Gaurav Sharma, Divesh Sardana, Puneeta Vohra, Shweta Rehani, Archna Nagpal


Lichen planus is a mucocutaneous disease, predominantly affecting the middle-aged individuals and may be associated with a plethora of signs and symptoms related to the skin, scalp, nails and mucous membranes. The definitive etiology of lichen planus is not yet known and no therapeutic modality has yet been universally accepted. Lichen planus in pediatric patients is a rare phenomenon and its presence in the oral mucosa is even rarer. The aim of this article is to present a rare case of a symptomatic oral lichen planus (OLP) occurring in a 12-year old child that was managed successfully with a novel sequential modality of topical retinoids followed by aloe vera gel application.


Lichen Planus; Oral; Aloe Vera Gel; Retinoids; Therapeutics

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