Journal of Odontology

Journal of Odontology
Open Access

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Oral Lichen Planus Associated with Psychological States (Anxiety and Depression) - A Case Study

Porto UN, Ramos AP and Carvalho FCR

Oral Lichen Planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory dermatological disease of a relatively common autoimmune nature, yet of unknown etiology, which affects mostly women. Its clinical diagnosis is possible through the way it presents itself. However, the histopathological study is responsible for the laboratory diagnosis, which can exclude or not the possibility of dysplasia and/or neoplasia. Researches try to find an association between psychological states and OLP. Its potential for malignancy is not yet well understood. The treatment consists of topical and systemic corticosteroids. This study aims to report a clinical case of OLP associated with psychological states.