Efficacy of Topical Rapamycin to Treat Chronic Erosive Oral Lichen

2010-07-15 17:00:00 | BioPortfolio


The purpose of this study is to determine wether topical rapamycin is more efficient than topical steroids in the treatment of chronic erosive lichen planus.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment


Oral Lichen Planus




Hospital Avicenne-APHP




University Hospital, Tours

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2010-07-15T17:00:00-0400

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