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Harsukh Educational Charitable Society International Journal of Community Health and Medical Research

Volume 4 Issue 1 January -March 2018

Original Articles

Assessment of white lesion in known population group: A Pilot Study
Vandana Katoch, Sandeep Sidhu, Amit Kour, Saurav Saini, Priyanka Sharma

Background: A wide variety of white lesions are encountered in general population and specially those people with habits of tobacco chewing and smoking. Assessments of white lesions totally depend on early detection and prevention. Aim: To assess prevalence of white lesions in known population. Material and Method: 100 patients were included in the study. An oral screening campaign was organized to screen all the patients. Patients aged above 18 years were included in the study. All the patients were interviewed and clinically examined for any signs of white lesions. Result: A total of 100 patients were included in the present study, 40% males and 60% were females. Of the 100 patients burning sensation in 45 patients, 30/100 patients were suffering from ulcer i.e. 30%, and 10 cases showed no symptoms.72% cases involved right buccal mucosa and 70% cases left buccal mucosa. Conclusion: the risk of development of white lesion is not very uncommon. Tobacco has a important role to play. Increase in awareness can help to minimize the condition. Keywords: white lesions, tobacco, smoking, precancerous lesions.

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