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Abstract Title:

Role of Vitamin D and Vitamin D Receptor in Oral Lichen Planus: A Systematic Review.

Abstract Source:

Ethiop J Health Sci. 2020 Jul 1 ;30(4):615-622. PMID: 33897222

Abstract Author(s):

Paria Motahari, Fatemeh Pournaghi Azar, Arefeh Rasi

Article Affiliation:

Paria Motahari


Background: Oral lichen planus (OLP) is known to be a chronic inflammatory disease associated with various other systemic disorders. Studies have shown that vitamin D deficiency can be involved in the pathogenesis of lichen planus. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of vitamin D and vitamin D receptor in OLP.

Methods: In this review study, all English and Persian articles were searched by relevant keywords from the Google scholar, PubMed, science direct, Cochrane, Scopus and Sid databases until January 2020.

Results: From the 16 articles obtained after reviewing the abstracts, finally 14 appropriate articles were included in this study.

Conclusion: According to the results of the studies, vitamin D deficiency may be associated with an increased risk of OLP lesions.

Study Type : Review

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