Dermatology Oasis

Editor: Nameer Al-Sudany, MD (IRAQ)

Oral lichen planus


The dorsal surface of the tongue is smooth, glistening and whitish with few surface fissures. Other parts of the oral cavity are normal. Skin, hair and nails were negative. VDRL and TPHA were non-reactive. Great relief from pain on eating and even on talking on intralesional triamcenolne infiltration (5 mg per ml) given every 3-4 months. Topical CS in orabase was not effective.