The diagnostic challenges of separating chronic ulcerative stomatitis from oral lichen planus.

@article{Qari2015TheDC,
  title={The diagnostic challenges of separating chronic ulcerative stomatitis from oral lichen planus.},
  author={Hiba Qari and Carmen Villasante and Jordan Richert and Terry D. Rees and Harvey P. Kessler},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology and oral radiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={120 5},
  pages={622-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To attempt to establish criteria to differentiate between chronic ulcerative stomatitis (CUS) and oral lichen planus (OLP) with hematoxylin and eosin (H&E) staining alone. STUDY DESIGN Ten confirmed cases of CUS were reviewed from the Stomatology Clinic at the Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry. RESULTS The original diagnosis on H&E evaluation was OLP, chronic mucositis, or mucositis with lichenoid features, but subsequent direct immunofluorescence (DIF) revealed a… CONTINUE READING

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