PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today
PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today 4 (2007), No. 1     9. Mar. 2007
PERIO - Periodontal Practice Today 4 (2007), No. 1  (09.03.2007)

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Mucocutaneous disorders from the dentist's point of view
Eger, Thomas
According to current knowledge, some oral autoimmune diseases, such as oral lichen planus, should be assessed as precancerous conditions with a minor tendency for malignancy. Restitutio ad integrum from these diseases is not possible. Prognosis for degeneration is unpredictable, given the initial clinical and histological symptoms. It is important but difficult to motivate the patients to come in for follow-up exams at least once a year and to commit to more efficient oral hygiene.

Keywords: local corticosteroid therapy, mucocutaneous disorders, oral candidiasis, oral dermatitis herpetiformis, oral lichen planus