Oral lichenoid contact reaction to amalgam occurring as a leukoplakia-like lesion: a case report

Silvio Hirota, Norberto Sugaya, Dante Migliari
2019 International Journal of Research in Dermatology  
<p class="abstract">This article reports a case of oral lichenoid contact reaction (OLCR) in which a bilateral lesion involving the buccal mucosa was observed. Its relevance lies on that the lesions could be misdiagnosed as an oral leukoplakia, since they showed a typical feature of a homogeneous white plaque; however, fortunately, this misjudgement was spared because one of the lesions, on the right-buccal side, was in direct contact with an amalgam filling. Hence, the suspicion of mucosal
more » ... act reaction was made and the patient successfully treated by amalgam replacement. Comments on diagnosing of OLCR is also included is this report.</p>
doi:10.18203/issn.2455-4529.intjresdermatol20195685 fatcat:rxmnuf5abvhrhflobehn27xdvq