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Can Lichenoid Mucositis Lead To Excessive Tartar Build Up
A clinical diagnosis that refers to inflammation of mucosal surfaces. Can involve any such surface (gi tract, lungs, bladder, etc.). Instrumenting to confirm the diagnosis is discouraged due to bleeding and infection risks. We make this diagnosis based upon symptoms (pain, drooling, loose stool, etc) and signs (erythema/erosion of mucosal surfaces, etc) where we can ...Read more
What's lichenoid mucositis consistent with lichen planus?& NO dysplasia or atypia seen?
how's lichenoid mucositis different from lichenoid dysplasia?
Information.: Lichenoid mucositis is a noncommittal term referring to a wide range of mucosal lesions which closely mimic oral lichen planus both clinically and histologically, yet may represent a differentpathobiology altogether. In general, most oral lichenoid reactions represent a common end point in response to a myriad of extrinsic agents (drugs, allergens) or altered immunologically-mediated disorders ...Read more
What does oral lichenoid mucositis consistent with lichen planus in biopsy means? Is it dangerous? Anything related to luekoplakia?
No and yes: Not dangerous and it is leukoplakia. Inflammation of the mucosa and lichenoid in presentation. Leukoplakia simply means "white patch". Of course this can have many causes, some of which are cause for concern. This condition requires treatment, monitoring, and a good Oral Medicine or Oral Surgeon specialist to follow you. Good Luck. ...Read more
Had mouth biopsy. Diagnosis:lichenoid mucositis consistent with lichen planus. Plz explain. I'm scared
Don't be scared!: Think of lichen planus as a benign skin rash in your mouth. It can triggered by the immune system. There may be several contributing factors, and each case is different. Potential causes include: viral infections, allergens, stress, genetics, etc... Most people will have some form of lichen planus in their lifetime. If you case becomes painful or much worse, have a dentist take a look at you. ...Read more
Mucositis is a ....: Common side effect of many chemotherapy drugs, which cause mucosal inflammation. This can be painful and is exacerbated by hsv reactivation (which is all too common among cancer patients). Supportive care with bicarb rinses, magic mouthwash (mylanta/benadryl/viscous lidocaine), etc is helpful to keep mouth clean. Opiate pain relief and when appropriate, acyclovir. Count recovery is the most help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: A variety of treatments are available for mucositis. See - http://oralcancerfoundation.Org/treatment/mucositis.Html. Commercially available or "compounded" gel therapies may be available to help treat mucositis. Gels may act as a barrier protection while other therapies may work in other ways. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Mucositis or inflammation and irritation of the mucosal tissues can be due to a number of causes. Treatment is dependent upon the etiology of the mucositis. For some patients, pain relief can be provided with a mouthrinse usually containing an anesthetic agent such as xylocaine (lidocaine) in combination with other ingredients. However, the cause still needs to be identified and treated accordingly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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