TITLE

Association of Oral Lichen Planus with Chronic C Hepatitis. Review of the Data in Literature

AUTHOR(S)
GHEORGHE, Carmen; MIHAI, Lelia; PARLATESCU, Ioanina; TOVARU, Serban
PUB. DATE
January 2014
SOURCE
Maedica - a Journal of Clinical Medicine;2014, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p98
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The relationship between chronic hepatitis C virus infection (HCV) and oral lichen planus (OLP) is a current topic in the field of oral medicine. Many studies of this association have been made over time. The geographic variation of the hepatitis C prevalence proved to be an important factor influencing the statistical results of the studies analyzing the association of the oral plan lichen with the hepatitis C virus. Approaching this issue is not to be neglected. Treatment outcomes in patients with oral lichen planus associated with chronic hepatitis C virus are often unsatisfactory compared to patients suffering from idiopathic oral lichen planus. Also, the evolution of oral lesions is often fluctuating, with repeated periods of relapse according to the degree of liver function decompensation. Background therapy for liver disease itself may influence lichen planus lesions. Thus, during therapy with interferon and ribavirin oral lesions may appear or become acute.
ACCESSION #
120485672

 

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