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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 12-17

Epidemiological and clinicopathological analysis of oral leukoplakia in Patna

Department of Oral Pathology and Microbiology, Buddha Institute of Dental Sciences and Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India

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Madhuresh Kumar
158-A, Anandpuri, West Boring Canal Road, Patna, Bihar
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/IJDS.IJDS_26_20

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Background: The early detection of oral potentially malignant disorder can reduce the transformation risk to oral squamous cell carcinoma, thereby reducing cancer morbidity and mortality. Aim: To obtain epidemiological information of oral leukoplakia (OL) and distribution of this disease in Patna. Subjects and Methods: Data were collected and analyzed for prevalence of OL among gender, age group, various oral sites, habits, and clinical and histopathological basis. Results: The overall prevalence shows high incidence of homogenous leukoplakia along with mild dysplasia in middle age male persons. Conclusion: Appropriate steps should be taken for early intervention, as it is the key to effective prevention.

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