IADR Abstract Archives

Relationship between Oral Lichen Planus and Vitamin D Deficiency a Report of two cases

Objectives: Oral Lichen Planus (OLP) is a chronic inflammatory disease without a known etiology featured with a T-cell infiltrated band in the lamina propri. Both, the pathogenesis and etiology of this disorder are still unknown. Recent studies have indicated the role of vitamin D on immune system and proposed its anti-inflammatory effects.
This study of two case reports aimed to investigate vitamin D serum levels in patients with oral lichen planus .

Methods: Two patients were referred for general oral and dental checkup were diagnosed with oral lichen planus. The pathology was confirmed with an histological exam. A blood sample was taken from both subjects and the subjects’ vitamin D serum levels were assessed with a vitamin D total (25-hydroxy vitamin D) kit by employing the electrochemiluminescence technique.

Results: Both patients with oral lichen planus showed a vitamin D deficiency level in serum of patients.

Conclusions: Vitamin D being a strong immune modulator and that further studies are needed to confirm the role of vitamin D in the expression and manifestations of lichen planus which may help us to deliver better treatment for lichen planus

Tunisian Section Meeting
2019 Tunisian Section Meeting (Monastir, Tunisia)
Monastir, Tunisia

Oral Medicine & Pathology Research
  • Chaabouni, Dorra  ( private practice , Tunis , Tunisia )
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    Poster Session
    Poster Communication