International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2018, Vol. 4 Issue 3, Part B
Evaluation of oxidant stress in the patients of oral lichen planus using malondialdehyde
AUTHOR(S): Altaf Hussain Chalkoo, Prenika Sharma, Nusrat Nazir and Zahoor Ahmed
Oxidative stress and antioxidant defense mechanism may play an important role in the pathology of lichen planus.
Objectives: Evaluate the levels of MDA in serum and saliva of patients with OLP and to compare the levels.
Methods: The study included 30 cases of OLP patients which formed the study group and 30 cases of healthy individuals, which formed the controls.
Results: The levels of MDA were significantly higher in serum and saliva of cases with lichen planus than in normal.
Conclusion: Salivary and serum MDA were found to be higher in oral lichen planus patients which suggested that saliva can be used as an alternate and effective diagnostic tool in evaluating the oxidative stress status of an individual.
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How to cite this article:
Altaf Hussain Chalkoo, Prenika Sharma, Nusrat Nazir, Zahoor Ahmed. Evaluation of oxidant stress in the patients of oral lichen planus using malondialdehyde. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(3):102-105.