2023 Volume 11 Issue 4
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Prevalence of Civatte Bodies in Oral Lichen Planus and its Association in Cutaneous Lesions


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  1. Coorg Institute of Dental Sciences, Virajpet, Karnataka, University in Aimangala, Virajpet, India
  2. Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, India
Abstract

Oral lichen planus is an autoimmune, chronic mucocutaneous lesion triggered by various etiological agents and affects the oral and genital mucous membranes, skin, nails, and scalp. It is relatively common and is associated with periods of exacerbation and remission. Civatte bodies are present in the basal layer of the oral epithelium in lichen planus. The study aimed to evaluate the prevalence of Civatte bodies in oral lichen planus and its association with cutaneous lesions. Slides of oral lichen planus were retrieved from the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology archives. Clinical details of the patients were collected, and the slides were evaluated for the presence of Civatte bodies. Evaluation was done, tabulations were made, and statistical analysis used SPSS version 20.0. The majority of the subjects were female patients. Of 32 cases, Civatte bodies were evident only in 15 cases (42.9%), and only one presented with a skin and oral lichen planus lesion. However, no civatte bodies were found. No association was not found between the quantification of Civatte bodies in oral lichen planus lesion and a probable manifestation of cutaneous lichen planus.


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Vancouver
Behera A, Krishnan RP, Pandiar D. Prevalence of Civatte Bodies in Oral Lichen Planus and its Association in Cutaneous Lesions. Ann Dent Spec. 2023;11(4):16-9. https://doi.org/10.51847/FlzOSDUsqI
APA
Behera, A., Krishnan, R. P., & Pandiar, D. (2023). Prevalence of Civatte Bodies in Oral Lichen Planus and its Association in Cutaneous Lesions. Annals of Dental Specialty, 11(4), 16-19. https://doi.org/10.51847/FlzOSDUsqI
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