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Scoring system for monitoring oral lichenoid lesions: a preliminary study.
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PMID:  15897856     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Currently, there is no universal system for scoring the severity of lichenoid lesions of the oral cavity that is easy to use, reproducible and that is representative of the different clinical forms of the disease. OBJECTIVES: In this study, a scoring system was developed to monitor the severity of oral lichen planus (OLP) and chronic oral graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD). METHODS: Six patients with OLP and three with cGVHD were studied. This scoring system was utilized to compare the severity of disease within and between patients. Three investigators independently reviewed photographs taken from each patient and scored the severity of disease. Inter and intra-observer consistency was evaluated using the Spearman rank correlation analyses. RESULTS: Intra-observer reliability was 0.98 (Spearman correlation coefficient) and inter-observer reliability was 1.00. CONCLUSION: This scoring system is easy-to-use, reproducible, representative of the severity of the disease and useful for monitoring OLP and cGVHD.
Siribang-On Piboonniyom; Nathaniel Treister; Waranuch Pitiphat; Sook-Bin Woo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics     Volume:  99     ISSN:  1528-395X     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-17     Completed Date:  2006-02-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508562     Medline TA:  Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  696-703     Citation Subset:  D; IM    
Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity, Division of Oral Medicine, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, 188 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115-5701, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Graft vs Host Disease / pathology*
Lichen Planus, Oral / classification,  pathology*
Middle Aged
Observer Variation
Photography, Dental
Reproducibility of Results
Severity of Illness Index*
Statistics, Nonparametric

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