A correlative study of serum immunolobulins and glucose tolerance in lichen palnus
K Pramod Nigam
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Nigam K P, Singh G, Sharma L, Agrawal J K. A correlative study of serum immunolobulins and glucose tolerance in lichen palnus. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 1990;56:278-280
AbstractSerum immunoglobulin levels and oral glucose tolerance tests were studied in 56 histologically confirmed idiopathic cases of lichen planus. The results were compared with twenty-five normal healthy controls and twenty-nine freshly diagnosed Type II diabetes mellitus patients 17 patients with lichen planus had glucose tolerance abnormalities-of the nature of type II diabetes. The serum IgA and IgM levels were significantly lower in the patients with lichen planus irrespective of the presence of carbohydrate-intolerance in them. The patients having type II diabetes mellitus and lichen planus had significantly lower serum lgA and IgM, as comapred to those having diabetes alone.