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PREVALENCE OF ORAL SUBMUCOUS FIBROSIS AMONG GUTKHA/ARECA NUT USERS IN NORTHERN INDIA: AN ORIGINAL RESEARCH

Dr. Sumanta Kumar Kolay and Dr. Meena Thiyam*, Dr. Pratiksha Kumar and
Dr. Mobeen Khan

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Aim: To assess the prevalence of oral submucous fibrosis among gutkha/areca nut users in Northern India. Material and Methods: Cross-sectional survey based study was carried out among 15 to 55 year old 1500 patients. Out of 1500 patients 1000 patients were male patients and 500 patients were female patients. Patients in which intraoral examination were not possible were excluded from the study. Complete oral examination was carried out related to OSMF. The data thus collected was subjected to statistical analysis. Results: Out of 1500 patients 85 male patients were found with OSMF and 16 female patients were found with OSMF. Conclusion: OSMF is a precancerous condition and has high malignancy transformation rate. Early diagnosis is very important and proper treatment is necessary for good prognosis.

Keywords: OSMF, Precancerous condition.


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