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Acta Derm Venereol. 1979;59(2):167-70.

Abnormal glucose tolerance associated with lichen planus.


A study was made of 52 patients with lichen planus. Abnormal oral glucose tolerance was found in 19 (36%), including 5 with overt diabetes. The criteria for abnormality were based on an age-related score method. A family history of diabetes was found to be present in 14 (26%). The most common abnormality observed in the glucose tolerance test was an elevation of the blood glucose level 2 hours after administration of the glucose. These results further support the supposition of a disorder in carbohydrate metabolism associated with lichen planus.

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