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Quintessence International

Edited by Eli Eliav

ISSN 0033-6572 (print) • ISSN 1936-7163 (online)

April 1992
Volume 23 , Issue 4

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Treatment of gingival lichen planus with a free gingival graft: a case report


Pages: 249-251
PMID: 1502300

Lichen planus is an inflammatory dermatosis affecting the skin and mucous membrane. In oral lichen planus, the gingival tissue is often involved. Treatment is symptomatic and depends mostly on the administration of corticosteroids and tranquilizers. This report presents the case of a patient with gingival lichen planus who was treated with free gingival graft. Followup after 3 1/2 years showed that the lesions had completely disappeared.

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