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J Dent Sch GYEAR__, 21(2): 193-200 Back to browse issues page
Prevalence of Lichen planus in HCV infected patients of Gilan province - 2002
Maryam Rabiei Corresponding Author: Dr. * 1, Zahra Mohtasham Amiri Dr.
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Aim: Due to the importance of Hepatitis C and variations in correlation between HCV and oral lichen planus in different geographic areas, this investigation was conducted to determine the prevalence of oral lichen planus in HCV positive patients.

Methods and materials: This cross sectional investigation has been carried out on 63 HCV positive patients in Hemodialysis center of Gilan province north of Iran. The data was collected by patients examinations with prepared proforma to record the data. Specified details were also recorded including biographic information, liver enzymes variation, basic diseases and treatment with interferon.

Results: From the total 63 cases, 33 were female and 30 male patients. The mean age of the male group was 43.8±17.4 years, and females were 51.2± 12.8years. Only 3 of the cases had reticular of form of oral lichen planus. No significant difference was seen between the rate of oral lichen planus of hepatitis C positive and Negative patients.

Conclusions: As the prevalence of lichen planus is lower in normal population (0.5-2%) the prevalence of 4.7% for hepatitis C positive patients could be considered as indicator for HCV infection.

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Keywords: Lichen planus, HCV, Prevalence, Gilan
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Received: 2006/09/6
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Rabiei M, Mohtasham Amiri Z. Prevalence of Lichen planus in HCV infected patients of Gilan province - 2002. J Dent Sch. 2003; 21 (2) :193-200
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مجله دانشکده دندانپزشکی دانشگاه علوم پزشکی شهید بهشتی Shahid Beheshti University Dental Journal
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