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Supplementary Material for: Evaluation of Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Haematological and Biochemical Parameters, and Serum Endocan Levels in Patients with Lichen Planus

posted on 11.08.2016, 07:08 by Ozlu E., Karadag A.S., Toprak A.E., Uzuncakmak T.K., Gerin F., Aksu F., Ozakpınar O., Akdeniz N.
Background and Objective: The current study aimed to evaluate cardiovascular risk factors, haematological and biochemical parameters, and serum endocan concentrations in lichen planus (LP) patients. Methods: This study was conducted with 86 cases, including 43 LP patients and 43 healthy controls. Cardiovascular risk factors, haematological and biochemical parameters, and endocan levels were evaluated. Results: The serum endocan concentrations of LP patients were not significantly different from those of the healthy controls (p > 0.05). There were no significant differences in the serum endocan levels according to classification by cardiovascular risk factors and smoking history (p > 0.05). In the LP group, white blood cell count, platelet distribution width and monocyte count/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratios were significantly higher when compared to the healthy controls (p < 0.05). The LP group had a lower mean platelet volume than the healthy controls (p < 0.05). Conclusions: Serum endocan levels did not change significantly in patients with LP, and there were significant differences in haematological and biochemical parameters.