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Evaluation of clinical and immunological parameters in patients with lichen ruber planus treated with acupuncture
  1. E Iliev,
  2. J Popov,
  3. K Nikolov
  1. Department of Dermatology, Medical University, G. Sofiiski Str. 1, Sofia 1431, Bulgaria

    Summary

    We have previously shown acupuncture to be effective in the clinical treatment of lichen ruber planus. In this investigation patients with disordered immunological parameters associated with lichen ruber planus were treated with a three week course of daily acupuncture. IgG, IgA, IgM; C3 and C4 complement fractions; α1-antitrypsin and α2-macroglobulin were measured before and after treatment. A return to within normal range was noted in a significant number of cases. We suggest that this is evidence for an immunomodulating effect of acupuncture.

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