Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 31  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 197--200

Erosive oral lichen planus with cutaneous involvement in a 7-year-old girl: A rare case report


Ganapathi Moger1, Chandrashekar K Thippanna2, Mallikarjun Kenchappa2, Vinuth D Puttalingaiah3 
1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Hitkarini Dental College and Hospital, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Periodontics, Hitkarini Dental College and Hospital, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Department of Oral Pathology, Hitkarini Dental College and Hospital, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Ganapathi Moger
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Hitkarini Dental College and Hospital, Dumna Road, Jabalpur - 482 005, Madhya Pradesh
India

Lichen planus is a chronic autoimmune, mucocutaneous disease, which can affect the oral mucosa, skin, genital mucosa, scalp and nails, and commonly seen in adults. Childhood lichen planus is a rare entity, which is characterized by skin lesions with the oral involvement being extremely uncommon. There are only a few reports on this subject in the literature. Early and correct diagnosis with adequate management is very important to avoid further complications as it is a pre-malignant condition. Herewith, we report a seven-year-old girl having erosive oral lichen planus with cutaneous involvement, which responded well to the treatment. This is to add another case of lichen planus in a child and to emphasize its consideration in the differential diagnosis of oral mucosal red and white lesions in children.


How to cite this article:
Moger G, Thippanna CK, Kenchappa M, Puttalingaiah VD. Erosive oral lichen planus with cutaneous involvement in a 7-year-old girl: A rare case report.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2013;31:197-200


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Moger G, Thippanna CK, Kenchappa M, Puttalingaiah VD. Erosive oral lichen planus with cutaneous involvement in a 7-year-old girl: A rare case report. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2013 [cited 2021 Apr 11 ];31:197-200
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