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I'm diagnosed with lichen planus on my tongue. What makes your cells do this?

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In brief: Lichen planus

The exact cause of lichen planus is unknown.
It is thought to be an allergic or immune reaction (nih report). May also be a reaction to medication. It may respond to treatment, or resolve itself.

In brief: Lichen planus

The exact cause of lichen planus is unknown.
It is thought to be an allergic or immune reaction (nih report). May also be a reaction to medication. It may respond to treatment, or resolve itself.
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
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Dr. Joel Doyon
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Unknown

It's really unknown why this happens.
More research is needed to study lichen planus and hopefully find a cure.

In brief: Unknown

It's really unknown why this happens.
More research is needed to study lichen planus and hopefully find a cure.
Dr. Joel Doyon
Dr. Joel Doyon
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