Where are the physical findings of oral lichen planus (OLP) most evident?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Jaisri R Thoppay, DDS, MBA, MS; Chief Editor: Jeff Burgess, DDS, MSD  more...
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Pertinent physical findings in oral lichen planus (OLP) are limited to the oral mucosa. Some patients present with coincident lesions on the skin, scalp, nails, genital mucosa, esophageal mucosa, larynx, and conjunctivae. Complete history taking and physical examination by a dermatologist may be required in patients with extraoral symptoms or signs associated with oral lichen planus. [38]

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