Does Lichen Planus Cause Increased Carotid Intima-Media Thickness and Impaired Endothelial Function?


Aksu F., Karadag A. S. , Caliskan M., Uzuncakmak T. K. , Keles N., Ozlu E., ...More

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.32, no.10, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cjca.2015.11.016
  • Title of Journal : CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY

Abstract

Background: Lichen planus (LP) has been associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, but there are no studies on the association between LP and subclinical atherosclerosis. We investigated the presence of subclinical atherosclerosis in patients with LP not known to have CVD using carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and flow-mediated dilatation (FMD).