Oral lichenoid lesions after hepatitis B vaccination.

M. N. Pemberton, P. Sloan, N. S. Thakker

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    The association of mucocutaneous lichen planus and chronic liver disease is widely recognized. The hepatitis B and C viruses have been implicated as being important in this association, although their exact role remains unclear. Recently, lichenoid lesions of the skin after a hepatitis B vaccination have also been reported. In this case, a woman of Southeast Asian origin had lichenoid lesions affecting the oral mucous membranes develop after she was vaccinated against hepatitis B. The lesions appeared 3 weeks after the administration of the third dose of the vaccine and persisted for about 1 year. As the use of the hepatitis B vaccine becomes more widespread, more such cases can be expected to be encountered.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)717-719
    Number of pages2
    JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontics
    Issue number6
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000


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