Image of the Week: What's causing this distinctive mucosal pattern? - Clinical Advisor

Image of the Week: What’s causing this distinctive mucosal pattern?

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A 55-year-old woman presents with a three-month history of mouth pain, sensitivity to hot foods, and general oral discomfort. She mentions that her mouth sometimes bleeds after she brushes her teeth. On examination, white lace-like striations of the buccal mucosa are seen. Based on this patient’s suspected diagnosis, which is the next most common site of involvement? Take the quiz, learn more about this case, and join the conversation on Figure 1.

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