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Oral dermatology research

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Oral dermatology research

The clinical service is closely integrated with an active research programme which spans 3 areas: understanding disease mechanisms, improving diagnosis and optimising treatment. Through identification of biomarkers combined with use of our novel oral disease severity score (ODSS), we have been able to sort patients into risk sub-groups and optimise therapeutic approaches. Additionally, we have been able to show improved outcomes in patients with complex lichen planus using this same clinical outcome measure. Our extended research programme includes study of the role of the oral microbiome in pemphigus, pemphigoid and lichen planus.

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Find out more about our open and completed clinical trials



There are a number of studies currently open actively looking for recruits.

For more information about our trials or if you are interested in taking part, please email dermatologytrials@


I would definitely recommend taking part in research… new treatments need patient involvement and I wanted to help others in the future

Jane Johnston, a participant in one of our clinical trials