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


AKSU U., KARADAĞ A. S. , ÇALIŞKAN D., Uzuncakmak T. K. , KELEŞ U., Ozlü E., et al.

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.32, 2016

  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.cjca.2015.11.016
  • Dergi Adı: CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY

Özet

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).