Lichen planus is a chronic mucocutaneous disease that affects the skin, tongue, and oral mucosa. The disease presents itself in the form of white papules or rashes that are sometimes painful. Its cause is not known yet, but can be associated with taking certain medications or systemic diseases.
Dental and oral problems
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- Medical dictionary by Farlex (www.thefreedictionary.com).
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Last update: 30th of May 2012.