Prevalence of Oral Lichen Planus in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus: Study
Keywords:oral lichen planus, diabetes mellitus, erosive, reticular, plaque, popular, bullous.
Aim: To determine the prevalence of oral lichen planus (OLP) in population of patients with diabetes
mellitus compared with a control population.
Material and Methods: A Total of 196 patients over the age of 35 years, who were diagnosed as insulindependent
diabetes mellitus and identical number of age, gender and race – matched controls, were examined
for clinical evidence of OLP. Patients with diabetes mellitus of any other type were excluded from control
Results: Nine diabetic patients (4.6%) and six control patients (3.1%) had clinical evidence of OLP.There
was no overall difference between the diabetic and non-diabetic patients with lichen planus (P=0.430) and
no statistically significant difference in terms of gender, race and age.
Conclusion: There was no apparent association of diabetes and OLP in this population