Expression of TNF-alpha in oral lichen planus treated with fluocinolone acetonide 0.1%.

@article{Thongprasom2006ExpressionOT,
  title={Expression of TNF-alpha in oral lichen planus treated with fluocinolone acetonide 0.1%.},
  author={K Thongprasom and Kittipong Dhanuthai and Wilairat Sarideechaigul and P Chaiyarit and Mantharop Chaimusig},
  journal={Journal of oral pathology & medicine : official publication of the International Association of Oral Pathologists and the American Academy of Oral Pathology},
  year={2006},
  volume={35 3},
  pages={161-6}
}
BACKGROUND Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a common chronic inflammatory disease involving T cells-mediated immunity. Tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha has been reported to be involved in the disease process. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of fluocinolone acetonide in orabase (FAO) 0.1% on the expression of TNF-alpha in patients with OLP. METHODS Eighteen Thai patients with atrophic or erosive OLP were recruited. Biopsy specimens were taken before and 1 month after… CONTINUE READING
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