Oral and serum IL-6 levels in oral lichen planus patients.

  title={Oral and serum IL-6 levels in oral lichen planus patients.},
  author={Gao Man Gu and Michael E. Martin and Richard Peters Darveau and Edmond Truelove and Joel Epstein},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  volume={98 6},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare IL-6 levels in oral exfoliated mucosal cell samples and in serum in subjects with oral lichen planus versus controls. Study design Ten patients with ulcerative OLP, 10 with reticular OLP, and 10 control subjects were recruited at a University Oral Medicine Clinic. Using smear tissue culture brushes, oral samples were collected from lesional sites for OLP patients and from buccal mucosa for controls into vials with 300 muL PBS. After… CONTINUE READING


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