ORAL LICHEN PLANUS – AUTOIMMUNE PATHOGENESIS
Author: Sanketh DS, MDS
Essentially, the body’s own immune cells (lymphocytes) attack the oral mucosal cells (keratinocytes) to cause oral lichen planus. An early event in the causation of the lesion, is the unmasking of the keratinocyte antigen. This unmasking could be induced by numerous factors like stress, drugs, bacterial or viral infections and other unknown agents.
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