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Article: Alternative treatment using topical tacrolimus for erosive oral lichen planus resistant to steroids

TitleAlternative treatment using topical tacrolimus for erosive oral lichen planus resistant to steroids
Authors
KeywordsLichen planus, oral
Steroids
Tacrolimus
Issue Date2012
PublisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkda.org/hkdj/
Citation
Hong Kong Dental Journal, 2012, v. 9 n. 1, p. 39-42 How to Cite?
AbstractLichen planus is a T-cell–mediated immunological disorder causing inflammatory lesions on the skin and oral mucosa. The etiology of lichen planus remains unknown, and the current therapeutic strategy is primarily to manage the symptoms. Although topical steroids are commonly used in the treatment of lichen planus, there are lesions refractory to steroids that require different treatment options. This report is of a patient with bilateral erosive oral lichen planus of the buccal mucosa. The lesions did not respond to highpotency topical steroids, so they were treated with topical tacrolimus 0.1% ointment, a potent topical immunosuppressant. All the erosive lesions healed, and the associated pain and bleeding disappeared after 6 weeks of treatment.
DescriptionCase reports
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/159231
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DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorLi, Cen_US
dc.contributor.authorZheng, Len_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-16T05:46:51Z-
dc.date.available2012-08-16T05:46:51Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationHong Kong Dental Journal, 2012, v. 9 n. 1, p. 39-42en_US
dc.identifier.issn1727-2300-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/159231-
dc.descriptionCase reports-
dc.description.abstractLichen planus is a T-cell–mediated immunological disorder causing inflammatory lesions on the skin and oral mucosa. The etiology of lichen planus remains unknown, and the current therapeutic strategy is primarily to manage the symptoms. Although topical steroids are commonly used in the treatment of lichen planus, there are lesions refractory to steroids that require different treatment options. This report is of a patient with bilateral erosive oral lichen planus of the buccal mucosa. The lesions did not respond to highpotency topical steroids, so they were treated with topical tacrolimus 0.1% ointment, a potent topical immunosuppressant. All the erosive lesions healed, and the associated pain and bleeding disappeared after 6 weeks of treatment.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherHong Kong Academy of Medicine Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.hkda.org/hkdj/-
dc.relation.ispartofHong Kong Dental Journalen_US
dc.rightsHong Kong Dental Journal. Copyright © Hong Kong Academy of Medicine Press.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectLichen planus, oral-
dc.subjectSteroids-
dc.subjectTacrolimus-
dc.titleAlternative treatment using topical tacrolimus for erosive oral lichen planus resistant to steroidsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailZheng, L: lwzheng@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityZheng, L=rp01411en_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.hkuros204630en_US
dc.identifier.volume9en_US
dc.identifier.issue1-
dc.identifier.spage39en_US
dc.identifier.epage42en_US
dc.publisher.placeHong Kong-
dc.customcontrol.immutablehys 130322-

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