There is a variable geographic distribution in the prevalence of hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related oral lichen planus (OLP), which appears unrelated to either HCV genotype or HCV epidemiology. The present study investigated whether hepatitis G virus (HGV) co-infection may be a feature of patients with HCV-related OLP, which might explain these phenomena. HGV co-infection was detected in 6 of 39 Italian patients with HCV-related OLP, but the presence of HGV did not influence the clinical presentation of OLP. It is concluded that HGV co-infection is unlikely to influence the clinical detection of HCV-related OLP.
|Titolo:||Hepatitis C virus-associated oral lichen planus: no influence from hepatitis G virus co-infection|
LODI, GIOVANNI (Primo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/28 - Malattie Odontostomatologiche|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2000|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1034/j.1600-0714.2000.290107.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|