Volume 16, Number 2, June 2004

Oral Mucous Membrane Pemphigoid Associated with Lichen Planus: a Subtype of Lichen Planus Pemphigoides?

Hiroyuki Yamada,1 Hiroaki Ishii,1 Kanichi Seto,1 Yoshio Kuwashima2

1First Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, School of Dental Medicine, Tsurumi University, Yokohama, and 2Department of Laboratory Medicine, Hanyu General Hospital, Hanyu, Japan


Abstract
Lichen planus pemphigoides is a rare bullous disorder with bullae arising from papules of lichen planus and from normal-appearing skin. Oral cavity-limited lichen planus pemphigoides has never been reported. This report presents a 47-year-old woman who had oral mucous membrane pemphigoid with lichen planus. This lesion is not known among existing clinical diagnoses. When considering the heterogeneous nature of lichen planus pemphigoides, this case may be classified as a variant of lichen planus pemphigoides.

Key words:
Lichen planus, Oral cavity, Pemphigoid

Asian J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2004;16:135-138.
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