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Is oral lichen planus contagious?

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No, oral lichen planus isn't contagious. You can't pass it to anyone else and you didn't catch it from someone.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Lichen planus."

American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology: "Lichen Planus."

British Dental Health Foundation: "Lichen planus."

Medscape: "Oral Lichen Planus."

National Association for Rare Disorders: "Lichen Planus."

The American Academy of Oral Medicine: "Oral Lichen Planus."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 17, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Dermatology: "Lichen planus."

American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology: "Lichen Planus."

British Dental Health Foundation: "Lichen planus."

Medscape: "Oral Lichen Planus."

National Association for Rare Disorders: "Lichen Planus."

The American Academy of Oral Medicine: "Oral Lichen Planus."

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on January 17, 2018

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