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Materials and Methods: Tissue specimens of 30 formalin fixed, paraffin-embedded tissue Blocks histologically diagnosed oral lichen planus was performed to evaluate EBV expression.
Results: Expression of EBV was detected in epithelium of (46.6%) in the study samples in (OLP). no statistically significant correlation was found with clinical parameters except for a significantly higher expression in females.
Conclusions: Epstein Barr viruses were present in considerable amounts in oral lichen planus. Taking into account the potential of viruses in OLP proving or disapproving or etiological role of viruses in OLP is continuously need to be examined in further studies.
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