Hepatitis C Virus and Oral Cancer - Extrahepatic Manifestations
- *Corresponding Author:
- Yumiko Nagao
Department of Interrelations Between Organ Systems and Information
Saga Medical School 5-1-1 Nabeshima
Saga 849-8501, Japan
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: May 21, 2016; Accepted date: May 30, 2016; Published date: June 05, 2016
Citation: Nagao Y (2016) Hepatitis C Virus and Oral Cancer - Extrahepatic Manifestations. J Antimicro 2:118. doi:10.4172/2472-1212.1000118
Copyright: © 2016 Nagao Y. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is associated with a broad spectrum of clinical and biological extrahepatic manifestations. Oral lichen planus (OLP) is common among HCV-infected patients in Japan. Some studies reported a possible link between oral squamous cell carcinoma and HCV. The improvement of the extrahepatic manifestations by elimination of HCV is expected because interferon-free direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) therapy is introduced for hepatitis C mainly in Japan.