Arūnas Rimkevičius, Alina Pūrienė, Jolanta Aleksejūnienė, Mindaugas Gaigalas


The present work analyzes various life quality aspects of 79 patients with oral lichen planus, who were examined in the Žalgiris Clinic of Vilnius University Hospital in the period 2009-2012. Oral lichen planus had different forms of the disease and individual experience, which impacted quality of life. The erosiveulcerative form of the disease as compared to reticular form had more detrimental influence on psychological, social or physical comfort of patients. A high percentage of patients (48,3% erosiveulcerative form and 44,5% reticular form) were concerned about their future with oral lichen planus.

Keyword(s): lichen planus; quality of life; ulcerative-erosive form; reticular form
DOI: 10.5200/sm-hs.2013.018
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