Thyroid disorders and lichen planus: A demographic relation
28th Annual American Dentistry Congress
March 20-22, 2017 Orlando, USA

Diksha Singh

King George Medical University, India

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Oral Health Dent Manag


Oral lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory disease of immune origin which can affect the skin, oral mucosa and other mucous membranes. The etiopathogenesis has not been completely disclosed. It has been observed that OLP affects from 0.1 to about 4% of individuals, occurring mostly in middle-aged adults, with a female predominance. The relationship between the thyroidism and oral lichen planus (OLP) remains a controversial subject for clinicians. Many studies aimed at studying the association between thyroid disorder and OLP has been conducted over the years. Geographical variations have been shown to be a major factor influencing this association. In the present review article, an effort was made to find out any possible correlation with the thyroid disorders among the patients diagnosed for OLP.

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