Immunofluorescence in oral lichen planus and oral lichenoid reaction. A review

Raghu, AR and Rao, NN (2001) Immunofluorescence in oral lichen planus and oral lichenoid reaction. A review. Indian J Dental Research, 12 (1). pp. 29-34.

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Abstract

Oral lichen is a mucocutaneous disorder, which presents a confusing array of patterns and forms. Despite the reported differences between the classical lichen planus and lichenoid reaction, several reports have concurred with this lack of distinguishing features. As of yet there is no specific test for lichenoid reaction, although resolution and recurrence of lichenoid reaction on withdrawal and exposure to the drug is probably diagnostic. Thus when the clinical and histopathologic evaluation cannot confirm the diagnosis satisfactorily, the use of immunofluorescent examination is of great importance. Early diagnoses of these conditions are more likely with adjunctive use of immunofluorescent examination. Further, this tool may provide an insight into the pathogenesis of these disorders.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral Pathology and Microbiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2011 06:20
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2011 06:21
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/758

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