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Lichenoid Features and Fibrosis: Coexistence in Quid-induced Oral Lesions

Sarita Yanduri, Veerendra B Kumar, S Suma, MG Madhura

Citation Information : Yanduri S, Kumar VB, Suma S, Madhura M. Lichenoid Features and Fibrosis: Coexistence in Quid-induced Oral Lesions. J Contemp Dent Pract 2015; 16 (5):389-393.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1695

Published Online: 01-10-2015

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).



Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) and quid associated oral lichenoid lesions (QOLL) are caused because of areca nut chewing and both show very characteristic histological changes. The present study aims to determine the histopathological presence of lichenoid features in cases of OSF as well as to determine the presence of fibrosis in cases of QOLL.

Materials and methods

The study involved the retrospective analysis of hematoxylin and eosin stained slides of OSF (n = 50) and QOLL (n = 16).


Seven cases of OSF revealed histopathological features of lichenoid reaction and four cases of QOLL revealed the presence of fibrosis in the underlying connective tissue.


This study put forths a new finding that is, the presence of concomitant disease processes seen in the same patient at a histological level. It thus, stresses the need to evaluate all cases of OSF and QOLL for additional features which may be induced by areca nut chewing.

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Yanduri S, Kumar VB, Suma S, Madhura MG. Lichenoid Features and Fibrosis: Coexistence in Quid-induced Oral Lesions. J Contemp Dent Pract 2015;16(5):389-393.

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