Impaired Taste Perception in Lichen Planus Patients with Tongue Involvement.

Suter, Valérie G. A.; Negoias, Simona; Friedrich, Hergen; Landis, Basile N; Caversaccio, Marco-Domenico; Bornstein, Michael M (2021). Impaired Taste Perception in Lichen Planus Patients with Tongue Involvement. Oral health & preventive dentistry, 19(1), pp. 287-294. Quintessenz Verlags-GmbH 10.3290/j.ohpd.b1452911

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PURPOSE

To analyse the taste function in a pool of untreated patients with oral lichen planus (OLP) with tongue lesions (n = 35) and without tongue lesions (n = 36) and to compare it to healthy subjects (n = 36).

MATERIALS AND METHODS

Firstly, the subjective overall taste ability and impairment of the sensations of 'sweet', 'sour', 'salty' and 'bitter' were recorded in all three groups. Secondly, taste function was tested in all included subjects using the standardised 'Taste Strips' test.

RESULTS

Data showed a statistically statistically significant difference in overall taste perception between OLP patients with tongue lesions and control subjects (p = 0.027) for the tested taste function. The sensation of 'sour' showed the most pronounced difference (p = 0.08). The subjective taste perception and that of individual taste qualities did not differ statistically significantly between the three groups, and the correlation between subjective and objective taste perception was low. There was also a low correlation between taste scores and the presence of lesions on different areas of the tongue.

CONCLUSION

For patients with OLP experiencing a loss in appetite, a formal taste examination and subsequent counselling should be considered.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Oral Surgery and Stomatology

UniBE Contributor:

Suter, Valérie

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1602-1622

Publisher:

Quintessenz Verlags-GmbH

Language:

English

Submitter:

Melanie Speiser

Date Deposited:

09 Sep 2021 16:15

Last Modified:

09 Sep 2021 16:15

Publisher DOI:

10.3290/j.ohpd.b1452911

PubMed ID:

34057338

Uncontrolled Keywords:

mucocutaneous disorders oral lichen planus taste/taste physiology tongue

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/158366

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/158366

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