PECULIARITIES OF RED LICHEN PLANUS TREATMENT IN THE ELDERLY
Red lichen planus (RLP) is a chronic lesion of the skin and mucous membranes, including the oral mucosa (OM). This disease is more common in the elderly. According to various authors, RPL on the OM occurs in 0.1 - 2% of the population, most often in women in menopausal and postmenopausal periods of life. To date, RLP is considered as a disease with unknown etiology and pathogenesis. Due to the fact that RLP occurs, as a rule, on the background of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, cardiovascular system, neuroendocrine pathology, it has recently been considered as a multifactorial autoimmune disease with a delayed hypersensitivity reaction with a violation of local immune mechanisms, which develop against a background of estrogen deficiency with the presence of a psychoemotional factor.
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