Lichen Planus and Glucose Tolerance Test

Short communication


N. C. Bhargava, G. Singh, A. Majid

Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J.

Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 4, No.2. July 1981:101-102


Lichen planus is a chronic inflammatory disease of skin and mucous membrane. It is characterised by violaceous, itchy popular lesions. Its aetiology is not definitive. Various factors have been incriminated like infective, psychogenic, genetic and auto- immunity etc. Recently, a metabolic abnormality has also been considered as one of the aetiological factors. Cotton et al. (1972) showed the abnormality of glucose-6 phosphate dehydrogenase enzyme activity, whereas Jolly (1972) and Powell et al. (1974) observed the abnormal glucose tolerance suggesting abnormal carbohydrate metabolism in cases of lichen planus.
The present study was undertaken to study the incidence of abnormal glucose tolerance in cases of lichen planus.

Keywords: Lichen Planus and Glucose Tolerance Test