Investigation into a Possible Association Between Oral Lichen Planus, the Human Herpesviruses, and the Human Papillomaviruses

@article{Flatharta2003InvestigationIA,
  title={Investigation into a Possible Association Between Oral Lichen Planus, the Human Herpesviruses, and the Human Papillomaviruses},
  author={Cathal {\'O}Flatharta and Stephen R. Flint and Mary Toner and David Butler and Dr Mohamed J. E. M. F. Mabruk},
  journal={Molecular Diagnosis},
  year={2003},
  volume={7},
  pages={73-83}
}
Background: Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic relapsing cell-mediated condition of unknown etiology. The purpose of this study was to ascertain if the human herpesviruses (HHVs) or human papillomaviruses (HPVs) act as possible factors or co-factors in the pathogenesis of OLP. Methods: Thirty-eight histologically confirmed OLP and 20 normal control… CONTINUE READING