Oral lichen planus and HCV infection

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https://doi.org/10.4322/acr.2020.210

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Hepatitis C, Chronic, Lichen Planus, Oral

Abstract

Chronic infection by hepatitis C virus (HCV) can lead not only to the development of hepatic cirrhosis, but also to the emergence of extra-hepatic manifestations (EHMs), such as oral lichen planus (OLP). Here, we describe a clinical presentation of massive, erosive OLP in an HCV-positive patient whose clinical management was difficult. Full remission was achieved after sustained virological response by using direct-acting anti-retrovirals. This case report demonstrates not only the importance of diagnosing EHMs for identification of HCV infection, but also the importance of controlling it for management of OLP and EHMs.

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Published

2020-08-24

How to Cite

Tenório, J. R. ., Camargo, A. R. de ., Lemos, C. ., & Ortega, K. L. . (2020). Oral lichen planus and HCV infection. Autopsy and Case Reports, 10(4), e2020210. https://doi.org/10.4322/acr.2020.210

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Short Communication