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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 33-35

Leukoplakia: A descriptive study


Department of Dentistry, Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital, Gaya, Bihar, India

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Nidhi Thakur
Department of Dentistry, Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and Hospital, Gaya, Bihar
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jigims.jigims_46_21

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Aim: Leukoplakia is a common premalignant lesion associated with the use of tobacco. This study was carried out to determine the prevalence of leukoplakia in a defined population. Materials and Methods: In this study, 300 patients were included who reported to the outpatient dental department of Anugrah Narayan Magadh Medical College and hospital. The age, sex, and prevalence of leukoplakia were assessed in these patients. Results: The study revealed a prevalence of 2% in the defined group of populations. Conclusion: A high prevalence of leukoplakia needs a closer follow-up of these patients and a generalized screening for all the patients reporting to the dental department is required to reduce the number of premalignant conditions and lesions turning into malignancy.


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