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Table 3 Clinical characteristics of OLP lesions (signs, symptoms and malignant transformation)

From: Oral lichen planus clinical characteristics in Italian patients: a retrospective analysis

  Clinical Type of OLP (n. patients) Age at the OLP onset (years) Duration of OLP (months) VAS Malignant Transformation Involved mucosal sites (n. patients-%)
Men    62.7 3.4 ± 2.7 1 case Buccal (56–44.7 %)
Tongue (31–35.6 %)
Gums (20–23 %)
Hard palate (7–8 %)
Fornix (6–6.9 %)
Lip (6–6.9 %)
Soft palate (3–3.5 %)
 White forms 21 61.1
 Red forms 10 54.1
Women    67.4 3.3 ± 3.0 0
 White forms 32 54.6
 Red forms 24 65.3
Total 53 white forms 34 red forms 57.8 white forms 59.7 red forms 65.0 3.3 ± 2.9 1 case