Review: recent trends in management of oral lichen planus


  • Shubhangi Garg Department of Medicine and Radiology, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Sangeeta S. Malik Department of Medicine and Radiology, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Nagaraju Kamarthi Department of Medicine and Radiology, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Sumit Goel Department of Medicine and Radiology, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Swati Gupta Department of Medicine and Radiology, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India



OLP, Management, Stress therapy, Herbal


Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic mucocutaneous inflammatory disease, associated with altered cell‐mediated immunological function. It has been characterised by long‐term evolution, repeated exacerbations, sometimes painful and resistant to treatment, or even all of these. OLP significantly affects quality of patient's life. There is a higher risk of malignant transformation accompanied with OLP and similar appearing oral lichenoid lesions. Current OLP therapy aims at eliminating all mucosal‐related lesions reduce symptomatology and decrease the risk of oral cancer. This review summarizes recent treatment modalities used in the management of OLP which includes corticosteroids, immunomodulatory agents, retinoids, ultraviolet irradiation and/or laser therapy, herbal remedies. In addition, focus is also given upon adopting holistic approach in such patients by emphasizing on stress management.


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How to Cite

Garg, S., Malik, S. S., Kamarthi, N., Goel, S., & Gupta, S. (2023). Review: recent trends in management of oral lichen planus. International Journal of Basic & Clinical Pharmacology, 12(2), 317–323.



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