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Revista de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río

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HERNANDEZ GARCIA, Sandra Haidee; PRATT RIBET, Isandra; RODRIGUEZ ARENCIBIA, Miguel Ángel  and  RODRIGUEZ HERNANDEZ, Miguel Ángel. Oral lichen planus versus acute herpetic gingivostomatitis. Rev Ciencias Médicas [online]. 2013, vol.17, n.6, pp.188-195. ISSN 1561-3194.

Introduction: lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology, with oral mucocutaneous manifestations have a characteristic clinical histology; and benign natural history, thought in some occasions it can have a malignant degeneration. Clinical case report: a 16 year-old female patient having a previous diagnosis of acute herpetic gingivostomatitis, but clinical and histopathologic studies confirmed the diagnosis of oral lichen planus. Conclusions: health professional should be able to differentiate, mainly clinically, the entities of the oral mucous, it is very important. In this case report a poor diagnosis obstructed the favorable progress of the patient.

Keywords : Oral Lichen Planus [diagnosis]; Differential diagnosis; Herpetic stomatitis [diagnosis].

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