Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 216--219

Lichen sclerosus of soft palate: A rare case report


Suyog Tupsakhare, Kishor Patil, Ashok Patil, Shrikant Sonune 
 Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, SMBT Dental College and Hospital, Sangamner, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Kishor Patil
Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, SMBT Dental College and Hospital, Sangamner, Maharashtra
India

Lichen sclerosus (LS) is a rare disease affecting the skin and the mucous membrane, and it is chronic inflammatory in nature. It occurs in both males and females, but mainly affects females in the fifth or sixth decade of life. It mainly involves the genital and perianal areas but can affect any part of the body and the involvement of the oral mucosa is exceptionally rare, but sometimes it affects only the oral mucosa. It requires differentiating from other lesions of the oral cavity which looks similar to this lesion. In considering the rarity of the reported cases, the present article reports one more case of LS affecting the soft palate in an edentulous 66 year-old male patient.


How to cite this article:
Tupsakhare S, Patil K, Patil A, Sonune S. Lichen sclerosus of soft palate: A rare case report.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2016;59:216-219


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Tupsakhare S, Patil K, Patil A, Sonune S. Lichen sclerosus of soft palate: A rare case report. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 May 22 ];59:216-219
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