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Oral Lichen Planus in a 7-year-old Child: A Rare Case Report

Nanthini K Chinnasamy, Divyambika C Venugopal, Sathasivasubramanian Sankarapandian

Keywords : Children, Lichen planus, Oral mucosa

Citation Information : Chinnasamy NK, Venugopal DC, Sankarapandian S. Oral Lichen Planus in a 7-year-old Child: A Rare Case Report. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2020; 13 (1):91-93.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1713

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 21-07-2020

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory mucocutaneous disease reported most frequently in adults and relatively rare in children with the prevalence being 0.03%. This article reports a case of oral lichen planus (OLP) in a 7-year-old girl without any attendant skin lesions, diagnostic workup, and management protocol for the same. This article also emphasizes the need to consider OLP as a differential diagnosis for white lesions of oral mucosa in children.

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