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Measurement of serum monoamine oxidase in lichen planus patients and its clinical significance.

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48, Xinhua Road, Huadu District, Guangzhou City, Guangdong 510800 China. huangjianguo11@sina.com.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To study the role of serum Monoamine oxidase (MAO) in Lichen planus(LP).

METHODS:

82 cases of Lichen planus patients and 35 healthy controls were selected in the investigation. The total serum MAO levels were measured.

RESULTS:

The levels of serum MAO in Lichen planus patients were significantly higher than those in healthy controls (P<0.01). The severity of Lichen planus was not correlated with serum MAO levels (r =0.4873, t=0.73, p>0.05).

CONCLUSION:

According to the findings, there might be a coincidence of MAO and lichen planus. However, further studies are required to clarify the immunological mechanisms which are responsible for MAO synthesis during immunoreaction.

PMID:
23895428
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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