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Lichen Planus of the Buccal Mucosa: Treatment with Vitamin A Buccal Tablets; Report of Three Cases

Lichen Planus of the Buccal Mucosa: Treatment with Vitamin A Buccal Tablets; Report of Three Cases Abstract Past experience in the treatment of lichen planus involving the buccal mucosa has been very disappointing. In a recently published textbook of dermatology1 the lack of an effective remedy for mucosal lichen planus is stressed as follows: "The management of inflamed lesions of lichen planus on the buccal mucosa is a particularly vexing and difficult problem. No topical therapy is of any regular value, and mouth lesions of lichen planus, especially those which become thickened and eroded, are possibly the most resistant manifestations of this disease." Urbach2 recently reported excellent improvement of severe oral lichen planus after the use of vitamin A buccal tablets using rather large doses (150,000 units three times a day). We wish to report our observations in three cases of lichen planus with oral lesions using a much smaller dosage with equally excellent results. Two of these cases were in men who References 1. Pillsbury, D.; Shelley, W. B., and Kligman, A. M.: Dermatology , Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Company, 1956, p. 743. 2. Urbach, F.: Bull. Assoc. Mil. Dermat. 6:17 ( (March) ) 1957. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology American Medical Association

Lichen Planus of the Buccal Mucosa: Treatment with Vitamin A Buccal Tablets; Report of Three Cases

Lichen Planus of the Buccal Mucosa: Treatment with Vitamin A Buccal Tablets; Report of Three Cases

Abstract

Abstract Past experience in the treatment of lichen planus involving the buccal mucosa has been very disappointing. In a recently published textbook of dermatology1 the lack of an effective remedy for mucosal lichen planus is stressed as follows: "The management of inflamed lesions of lichen planus on the buccal mucosa is a particularly vexing and difficult problem. No topical therapy is of any regular value, and mouth lesions of lichen planus, especially those which become thickened and...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1958 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0096-5359
DOI
10.1001/archderm.1958.01560010117021
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Abstract

Abstract Past experience in the treatment of lichen planus involving the buccal mucosa has been very disappointing. In a recently published textbook of dermatology1 the lack of an effective remedy for mucosal lichen planus is stressed as follows: "The management of inflamed lesions of lichen planus on the buccal mucosa is a particularly vexing and difficult problem. No topical therapy is of any regular value, and mouth lesions of lichen planus, especially those which become thickened and eroded, are possibly the most resistant manifestations of this disease." Urbach2 recently reported excellent improvement of severe oral lichen planus after the use of vitamin A buccal tablets using rather large doses (150,000 units three times a day). We wish to report our observations in three cases of lichen planus with oral lesions using a much smaller dosage with equally excellent results. Two of these cases were in men who References 1. Pillsbury, D.; Shelley, W. B., and Kligman, A. M.: Dermatology , Philadelphia, W. B. Saunders Company, 1956, p. 743. 2. Urbach, F.: Bull. Assoc. Mil. Dermat. 6:17 ( (March) ) 1957.

Journal

A.M.A. Archives of DermatologyAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1958

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