Serum Level of Interleukin-17 in Patients with Erosive and Non-erosive Oral Lichen Planus

Firoz Pouralibaba, Zohre Babaloo, Farzaneh Pakdel & Marziye Aghazadeh
Background and aims. Oral lichen planus is a relatively common chronic oral mucosal disease of unknown etiology. Regarding numerous studies on the immunologic factors involved in the etiology of lichen planus, the present study evaluated the serum interleukin-17 (IL-17) level in patients with erosive and non-erosive oral lichen planus. Materials and methods. This descriptive analytical study included 24 patients with erosive oral lichen planus (EOLP), 24 patients with non-erosive oral lichen planus (NEOLP) and 24...