Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ISSN: 2581-4893)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 12

Effectiveness of Clobetasol Propionate in the Treatment of Oral Lichen Planus - A Systematic Review

Meenal Jethlia*, Paramita Ingle and Sujata Manwate

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saraswati Dhanvantari Dental College and Hospital, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India

*Corresponding Author: Meenal Jethlia, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saraswati Dhanvantari Dental College and Hospital, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India.

Received: August 03, 2020; Published: November 18, 2020



Background: Lichen planus is an inflammatory disease affecting skin and oral mucosa with a typical Wickham’s white striae and keratotic cap. Clobetasol propionate is a corticosteroid used for minimizing pain and discomfort associated with the disease.

Aim: To pool the data on the effectiveness of topical application of Clobetasol propionate in oral lichen planus patients.

Methodology: Search strategy was framed and relevant articles were identified through titles, abstract and full text read in PubMed and Google scholar published between 1st January 2000 and 31st October 2019. Other language articles were translated as required. Only randomized controlled trial, clinical studies using Clobetasol propionate in any form and dosage and assessing its effectiveness in oral lichen planus were included. Case reports and series, reviews, editorials, conference proceeding were excluded.

Results: A total of nine studies were included in the final synthesis of this review from the initial count of 88. The reasons for exclusion were duplicate articles, irrelevant titles, study design and no required data provided. All the studies favoured the use of topical clobetasol propionate in various concentrations with presence of few side effects.

Conclusion: Topical application of Clobetasol propionate is a promising drug to be used in oral lichen planus to reduce the signs and symptoms of lesion size, pain and burning sensation. The widely used concentration was 0.05% followed by 0.25%. Future studies with malignant transformation with linger follow-ups are recommended.

Keywords: Oral Lichen Planus; Corticosteroids; Clobetasol Propionate; Pain; Burning Sensation; Lesion Size



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Citation: Meenal Jethlia., et al. “Effectiveness of Clobetasol Propionate in the Treatment of Oral Lichen Planus - A Systematic Review". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.12 (2020): 47-52.


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