Lichen planus, liver kidney microsomal (LKM1) antibodies and hepatitis C virus antibodies

M. C. Divano, A. Parodi, A. Rebora

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Abstract

No anti-liver kidney microsomal (LKM1) antibodies were detected in 46 patients with LP, 16 of whom had also a chronic liver disease (CLD). In contrast, anti-hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibodies were found in 10% of patients with LP and in 50% of those with LP and CLD. Anti-HCV antibodies may be considered as a false-positive reaction in 56% of cases, especially when anti-LKM1 antibodies are present. Our findings do not support such a hypothesis, but suggest that CLD in LP patients is, at least in Italy, mostly a postviral chronic active hepatitis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)132-133
Number of pages2
JournalDermatology
Volume185
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1992

Keywords

  • Chronic hepatitis
  • HBV
  • HCV
  • Lichen
  • Liver
  • LKM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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