J Oral Med Oral Surg
Volume 29, Number 3, 2023
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||15 September 2023|
Multi-modal approach in management of vulvo-vaginal gingival syndrome − a rare variant of oral lichen planus
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Faculty of Dental Sciences, Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Accepted: 17 July 2023
Lichen planus (LP) is a chronic autoimmune relapsing mucocutaneous disease that significantly affects the patient's quality of life (QoL) and is associated with several etiological factors. Vulvo-vaginal gingival syndrome (VVGS) is characterized as a clinical triad of gingival, vaginal and vulval LP. In previous literature, it has been described as a distinctive pattern of erosive plurimucosal LP. This condition if progressed can lead to multiple complications such as urethral and vaginal stenosis. This case report highlights the management of VVGS using a multidisciplinary strategy that includes dermatological consultation, oral hygiene maintenance, topical steroid application using custom-made trays and photodynamic therapy.
Key words: vulvo-vaginal gingival syndrome / Atrophic oral lichen planus / autoimmune / photodynamic therapy / corticosteroids / methylene blue
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