Epicardial fat tissue thickness is increased in patients with lichen planus and is linked to inflammation and dyslipidemia


Ertem A. G. , Erdogan M., Koseoglu C., Akoglu G., Ozdemir E., Koseoglu G., ...More

REVISTA PORTUGUESA DE CARDIOLOGIA, vol.35, no.10, pp.525-530, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.repc.2016.04.010
  • Title of Journal : REVISTA PORTUGUESA DE CARDIOLOGIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.525-530

Abstract

Background and Objectives: Lichen planus (LP) is a mucocutaneous inflammatory disease. Inflammation plays a major role in the progression of atherosclerosis. Epicardial fat tissue (EFT) has been shown to produce and secrete various proatherogenic and proinflammatory hormones and cytokines. The aim of this study was to assess EFT in patients with lichen planus.