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Eczema inside the mouth

01/27/2009

Question:

I am looking for the name of the disease it is a autoimmune disease from the family of eczema related to eczema on arms and legs.

Answer:

I’m not sure what condition or name you might be seeking. There are several different types of eczema, and some are considered to be a form of autoimmune disease. In addition, several autoimmune diseases have clinical features that can resemble eczema. Two of the most common autoimmune diseases that might resemble eczema and can show up in the mouth would be lichen planus and lupus erythematosus. Additional information about lichen planus is linked to this reply.

I hope this helps.

Related Resources:

Lichen planus
Lichen planus (AAOMP)

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Response by:

John R Kalmar, DMD, PhD John R Kalmar, DMD, PhD
Clinical Professor of Pathology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University