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    Lichen Planus (Oral)

    Lichen planus lesions can occur in the oral cavity. Reticulated, lacy, bluish white, linear lesions (Wickham striae, seen here on the sides of the tongue) are a hallmark of oral lichen planus, particularly on the buccal mucosa.

    Image provided by Thomas Habif, MD.