Phenotypic analysis of peripheral blood cell immunity in Italian patients with different varieties of oral lichen planus.

Quantitative analysis of peripheral blood lymphocytes was carried out in 25 patients with atrophic-erosive type of oral lichen planus (OLP) (Group 1), in 28 patients with reticular-plaque like lesions of OLP (Group 2) and in 21 healthy patients (Group 3) by using flow cytometry. CD4+ subsets decreased significantly in patients with reticular-plaque like… CONTINUE READING