Pavan K Tupakula, Ankita Kar, Ramya A Ganesh, Rakesh Nagaraju, Mahantesha S Chakrasali, Ashwini S Gowda, Sujatha S Reddy
Lichen planus has been defined as a chronic systemic disease which commonly involves the oral mucosa. Lichen planus may present as desquamative gingivitis (DG), clinically appearing as a red, tender, friable and glazed gingiva. Though relatively common, oral lichen planus (OLP) has always been a matter of controversy, primarily in relation to its etiopathogenesis and possible potential for malignant transformation. Histologically lichen planus has features of hyperkeratinisation which possibly has increased predisposition for candidal infection. Often the erythematous areas in OLP manifests as the disease itself or a result of superimposed candidiasis, both of which are concomitant with morbidity as soreness and pain. Hence, the objective of this paper is to report a case of OLP associated with candidal infection and to discuss its potential for malignant transformation.
Pavan K Tupakula, Ankita Kar, Ramya A Ganesh, Rakesh Nagaraju, Mahantesha S Chakrasali, Ashwini S Gowda, Sujatha S Reddy. Oral lichen Planus superimposed with candidiasis: A neglected, potentially dangerous combination. Int. J. Pathol. Res. 2019;1(1):01-04.