Question: What is oral lichen planus?
Answer: It is a chronic inflammatory condition that affects the skin, nails, hair, and mucous membranes, characterised by purplish, itchy, flat eruptions.
Question: How common is the condition?
Answer: It is a common condition in India. Its cases are reported more than 10 lakh per year in India.
Question: How much time does it need for recovery?
Answer: It can last several years or remains lifelong.
Question: Is the condition treatable?
Answer: Treatments can help manage conditions. There is no known cure present.
Question: Does diagnosis require lab tests or imaging?
Answer: Its diagnosis rarely requires lab tests or imaging.
- It commonly occurs for ages 35-50.
- It is more common in females.
- Family history may increase likelihood to occur.