Epidemiological survey of oral lichen planus among HCV-infected inhabitants in a town in Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan from 2000 to 2003.

The objective of our study was to evaluate the natural history of oral lichen planus (OLP) and other extrahepatic manifestations in the inhabitants of an area in Japan that is hyperendemic for hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. Over 4 years, 224 adult inhabitants with HCV infection were examined for OLP by a single oral surgeon. All subjects were… (More)