Lichen planus is a Subacute to chronic, inflammatory, papulosquamous disorder characterized by typical lesions. The present study was conducted to assess serum uric acid level in patients with lichen planus.
Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 46 cases (Group I) of lichen planus of both genders reported to the department. Equal number of controls (Group II) was also included. Detailed clinical history followed by general physical examination, systemic examination and mucocutaneous examination was done in all. Serum Uric acid was assayed using Cora lab 3000 semiautoanalyser by uricase method.
Results: Out of 46 patients, males were 11 and females were 35. The mean serum uric acid level in group I was 3.51 mg% and in group II was 3.98 mg%. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Common type of lichen planus was classical seen in 13, eruptive in 10, linear in 8, hypertrophic in 4, actinic in 6, annular in 3 and follicular in 2. The difference was significant (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Serum uric acid level in patients with lichen planus was less as compared to healthy individuals.