Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF DENTAL SCHOOL SHAHID BEHESHTI UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCE   SPRING 2007 , Volume 25 , Number 1 (71); Page(s) 84 To 92.
 
Paper: 

A REVIEW OF RELATION BETWEEN THE LICHEN PLANUS AND C HEPATITIS VIRUS

 
 
Author(s):  HASHEMI POUR M.S.*
 
* DEPT. OF ORAL MEDICINE, DENTAL SCHOOL, KERMAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES KERMAN, IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background & Aim: Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is an important factor in the development of chronic liver diseases and hepatocellular carcinoma. The natural history of HCV infection is difficult to assess because of the usually silent onset of the acute phase and the few symptoms seen during the early stages of chronic infection. Acute infection leads to chronic infection in the majority of persons (up to 80%). In recent years it is known that HCV induces various extrahepatic manifestations including the oral lichen planus. Also oral lichen planus has been associated with liver disease, particularly HCV infection. The purpose of this study is to review the literature to determine the relation between the oral lichen planus and C hepatitis virus at different countries. So that, the probable relation between these two diseases is distinguished and consequently, a better treatment for curing will be presented.

Conclusion: The most investigations done at different countries show that the prevalence of HCV infection in patients with lichen planus is greater than in the control series. Therefore, it is appropriate to screen all patients with lichen planus for HCV infection and liver function tests.

 
Keyword(s): LICHEN PLANUS, C HEPATITIS, HEPATITIS
 
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