COMBINED PHYSIOTHERAPY IN THE TREATMENT OF SEVERE LICHEN PLANUS OF THE ORAL MUCOSA

Author(s):  O.V. Serikova, candidate of Sciences, Voronezh State Medical University named after N.N. Burdenko, Voronezh, Russia

I.A. Belenova, Dr., Prof., Voronezh State Medical University named after N.N. Burdenko, Voronezh, Russia, vrnvgma@mail.ru

N.P. Serikov, candidate of Sciences, Voronezh State Medical University named after N.N. Burdenko, Voronezh, Russia

L.V. Shevchenko, Dr., Prof., Belgorod National Research University, Belgorod, Russia

Issue:  Volume 42, № 1

Rubric:  Stomatology

Annotation:  The problem of treatment of severe forms of lichen planus, which are characterized by the presence of island-inflammatory phenomena and soreness for many years, which contributes to a decrease in the quality of life of patients. In the complex treatment of patients with severe forms of lichen planus, the authors used a combined method of physiotherapy, including ozone therapy and photophoresis of topical steroid. Combined physiotherapy was performed against the background of basic treatment. The study allowed to reduce the time of elimination of the inflammatory reaction of the oral mucosa and epithelialization of erosive and ulcerative elements, which contributed to a decrease in the dose of corticosteroids in the treatment of patients.

Keywords:  oral mucosa, lichen planus, ozone therapy, photophoresis, topical steroid

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