Oral lichen planusa microbiologist point of view

  1. Tomás González Villa 1
  2. Ángeles Sánchez Pérez 2
  3. Carmen Sieiro Vázquez 3
  1. 1 Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
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    Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

    Santiago de Compostela, España

    ROR https://ror.org/030eybx10

  2. 2 University of Sydney
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    University of Sydney

    Sídney, Australia

    ROR https://ror.org/0384j8v12

  3. 3 Universidade de Vigo
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    Universidade de Vigo

    Vigo, España

    ROR https://ror.org/05rdf8595

Zeitschrift:
International microbiology: official journal of the Spanish Society for Microbiology

ISSN: 1618-1905

Datum der Publikation: 2021

Ausgabe: 24

Nummer: 3

Seiten: 275-289

Art: Artikel

Andere Publikationen in: International microbiology: official journal of the Spanish Society for Microbiology

Indikatoren

JCR (Journal Impact Factor)

  • Jahr 2021
  • Impact Factor der Zeitschrift: 3.097
  • Impact Factor ohne Selbstzitierung: 3.081
  • Article influence score: 0.494
  • Höchstes Quartil: Q3
  • Bereich: MICROBIOLOGY Quartil: Q3 Position im Bereich: 90/137 (Ausgabe: SCIE)
  • Bereich: BIOTECHNOLOGY & APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY Quartil: Q3 Position im Bereich: 101/159 (Ausgabe: SCIE)

SCImago Journal Rank

  • Jahr 2021
  • Impact SJR der Zeitschrift: 0.559
  • Höchstes Quartil: Q3
  • Bereich: Microbiology Quartil: Q3 Position im Bereich: 99/165
  • Bereich: Microbiology (medical) Quartil: Q3 Position im Bereich: 70/127

Scopus CiteScore

  • Jahr 2021
  • CiteScore der Zeitschrift: 4.3
  • Bereich: Microbiology (medical) Perzentil: 51
  • Bereich: Microbiology Perzentil: 39

Journal Citation Indicator (JCI)

  • Jahr 2021
  • JCI der Zeitschrift: 0.5
  • Höchstes Quartil: Q3
  • Bereich: BIOTECHNOLOGY & APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY Quartil: Q3 Position im Bereich: 116/168
  • Bereich: MICROBIOLOGY Quartil: Q3 Position im Bereich: 110/158

Zusammenfassung

Oral lichen planus (OLP) is a chronic disease of uncertain etiology, although it is generally considered as an immune-mediated disease that affects the mucous membranes and even the skin and nails. Over the years, this disease was attributed to a variety of causes, including different types of microorganisms. This review analyzes the present state of the art of the disease, from a microbiological point of view, while considering whether or not the possibility of a microbial origin for the disease can be supported. From the evidence presented here, OLP should be considered an immunological disease, as it was initially proposed, as opposed to an illness of microbiological origin. The different microorganisms so far described as putative disease-causing agents do not fulfill Koch’s postulates; they are, actually, not the cause, but a result of the disease that provides the right circumstances for microbial colonization. This means that, at this stage, and unless new data becomes available, no microorganism can be envisaged as the causative agent of lichen planus.