A Comparative Evaluation of Low-Level Laser and Topical Steroid Therapies for the Treatment of Erosive-Atrophic Lichen Planus

Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences

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Title A Comparative Evaluation of Low-Level Laser and Topical Steroid Therapies for the Treatment of Erosive-Atrophic Lichen Planus
 
Creator Elshenawy, Hanaa M.
Eldin, Amany M.
 
Subject low level laser therapy (LLLT)
steroids
oral lichen planus (OLP)
visual analogue scale
Stomatology
 
Description BACKGROUND: Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes bilateral white striations, papules, or plaques on the buccal mucosa, tongue, and gingivae. Erythema, erosions, and blisters may or may not be present. Several empirical therapies have been used in the treatment of (OLP).OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the effect of low level laser therapy (LLLT) versus topical steroids for the treatment of erosive-atrophic lichen planus. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Twenty-four patients with erosive-atrophic (OLP) were categorized into two groups. In the first group patients were treated with 970nm diode laser irradiation, while, in the second group patients used topical corticosteroids (0.1% triamcinolone acetonide orabase). The gender, medical history and pain score were recorded. The pain score was measured before and after treatment by visual analogue scale (VAS).RESULTS: Steroid-treated group (0.1% triamcinolone acetonide orabase) show reduced pain score than laser group.CONCLUSION: Topical steroids are more effective than LLLT. LLLT may be used as an alternative treatment for symptomatic OLP when steroids are contraindicated.
 
Publisher Scientific Foundation SPIROSKI, Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
 
Date 2015-08-07
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
The gender, medical history and pain score were recorded. The pain score was measured before and after treatment by visual analogue scale (VAS)
 
Format application/pdf
application/pdf
 
Identifier https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2015.072
10.3889/oamjms.2015.072
 
Source Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences; Vol. 3 No. 3 (2015): Sep 15 (OAMJMS); 462-466
1857-9655
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2015.072/512
https://www.id-press.eu/mjms/article/view/oamjms.2015.072/479
 

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