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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0).
© 2023 The Author. Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Around 30 years ago, the hepatitis C virus (HCV) was identified and soon it was shown that this virus, further to the liver, could affect a variety of organ systems. This article summarizes how an association between HCV and a relatively common oral disorder, oral lichen planus (OLP), was revealed. Through key publications, many of them published in Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine, it is shown the building of strong epidemiologic evidence supporting the association and how a plausible pathogenic link between HCV and OLP was discovered. As HCV infection is now potentially curable, modern direct antiviral agents can be used to effectively cure also OLP in HCV-infected patients.
Author(s): Carrozzo M
Publication type: Review
Publication status: Published
Journal: Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine
Print publication date: 01/04/2023
Online publication date: 04/01/2023
Acceptance date: 15/12/2022
ISSN (print): 0904-2512
ISSN (electronic): 1600-0714
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc
PubMed id: 36597838