Medline ® Abstract for Reference 47
of 'Oral lichen planus: Pathogenesis, clinical features, and diagnosis'
Leukoedema of the oral mucosa. Possibly an acquired white sponge nevus.
Duncan SC, Su WP
Arch Dermatol. 1980 Aug;116(8):906-8.
Leukoedema is a white or whitish-gray edematous lesion of the buccal and labial oral mucosa. The lesions may be diffuse or patchy, and are usually asymptomatic. Leukoedema may be confused with leukoplakia, Darier's disease, white sponge nevus, pachyonychia congenita, or candidal infection. The condition is seen most frequently among black men. The histologic appearance simulates that of white sponge nevus. Symptomatic leukoedema seems to respond to topical application of tretinoin.