Manifestation of psoriasis in the oral cavity.

Manifestation of psoriasis in the oral cavity.

Quintessence Int. 2015 Dec 10;

Authors: Fatahzadeh M

Abstract
Despite the common prevalence of cutaneous psoriasis, the existence of manifestations in the oral cavity is subject to controversy. In this article, dermatologic psoriasis is reviewed, and a patient with generalized, symptomatic oral mucosal erythema resembling atrophic candidiasis synchronous with flare of chronic skin psoriasis is described. Diagnostic work up and therapeutic response supported that these mucosal findings were the oral counterpart of cutaneous disease. Dental providers should be familiar with the signs and symptoms of oral psoriasis, institute appropriate preventive measures, and provide palliation directed at symptomatic oral changes of psoriasis.

PMID: 26665263 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]