Heat-shock protein expression and topical treatment with tacrolimus in oral lichen planus: an immunohistochemical study.


Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory mucosal disease of unknown etiology. Usually asymptomatic, the disorder is occasionally complicated by extensive painful erosions. Topical corticosteroids are the mainstay of treatment, but a new topical therapy with tacrolimus has been described previously. The aim of the current study was to examine the… (More)


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