HCV genotypes in Italian patients with HCV-related oral lichen planus.

  title={HCV genotypes in Italian patients with HCV-related oral lichen planus.},
  author={Giovanni Lodi and Marco Carrozzo and Rachel Hallett and Emilio D'amico and Adriano Piattelli and Chong Gee Teo and Sergio Gandolfo and Mario Carbone and Stephen Porter},
  journal={Journal of oral pathology & medicine : official publication of the International Association of Oral Pathologists and the American Academy of Oral Pathology},
  volume={26 8},
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) has high genomic variability and since its discovery, six different "types" and an increasing number of "subtypes" have been reported. HCV genotype may influence viral replication, natural history of disease and response to therapy. Recently, an association between lichen planus (LP) and HCV infection has been suggested, as there is an increased frequency of HCV infection among some groups of patients with LP, in particular from Italy and Japan. These results have not… CONTINUE READING

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