By Richard C.K. Jordan, Michael A.O. Lewis
A entire consultant to analysis and remedy of oral problems;superb color illustrations built-in all through - combining the benefits of an atlas with a quick text/reference;symptoms-based approach;one situation in line with web page or web page spread.
content material: PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; 1 advent; 2 ULCERATION; three BLISTERS; four WHITE PATCHES; five ERYTHEMA; 6 SWELLING; 7 PIGMENTATION (INCLUDING BLEEDING); eight OROFACIAL soreness (INCLUDING SENSORY AND MOTOR DISTURBANCE); nine DRY MOUTH, extra SALIVATION, covered TONGUE, HALITOSIS, and adjusted flavor; INDEX.
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The cause of lichen planus is not known, although it is immunologically mediated and resembles, in many ways, a hypersensitivity reaction to an unknown antigen. T-lymphocyte-mediated destruction of basal keratinocytes and hyperkeratinization produces the characteristic clinical lesions. CLINICAL FEATURES Lichen planus presents as white patches or striae that may affect any oral site, typically with a symmetric and bilateral distribution. Clinical appearance is variable and at least six forms have been described: reticular (126–129); papular; plaque-like (130); atrophic (131, 132); erosive (133, 134); and (rare) bullous.
There is a generalized erythema of the mucosa with areas of shallow ulceration and fibrinous exudate (72). Other features include pain, xerostomia, and loss of taste. DIAGNOSIS Diagnosis is usually straightforward due to the known history of radiotherapy that encompassed the orofacial tissues. MANAGEMENT Almost all patients receiving radiation therapy will develop stomatitis of varying severity. Generally, the condition will improve once radiation therapy is completed. During treatment, it is important that the patient keeps the mouth clean using a bland mouthwash such as sodium bicarbonate in water.
Approximately 15% of patients with shingles experience post-herpetic neuralgia and it is thought that provision of an antiviral therapy may reduce the likelihood of this complication. HAND, FOOT, AND MOUTH DISEASE Hand, foot, and mouth disease 88 ETIOLOGY AND PATHOGENESIS The Coxsackie viruses are subdivided into Group A and Group B. Several Coxsackie viruses can produce painful orofacial conditions. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is usually caused by Coxsackie virus type A16 but may also be due to infection with types A4, A5, A9, and A10.
A Colour Handbook of Oral Medicine by Richard C.K. Jordan, Michael A.O. Lewis