ORAL SUBMUCOUS FIBROSIS- DURATION & FREQUENCY OF VARIOUS HABIT FACTOR ARE CORRELATED WITH CLINICAL GRADING
Oral submucous fibrosis is a precancerous condition. It is now globally accepted as an Indian disease having highest malignant pontential than any other oral precancerous lesion. Aim: To evaluate the effect of duration & frequency of various habit factor on the incidence & severity of OSMF. Material and Method: The study included 100 patients with OSMF attending to the department of oral medicine & radiology bhopal over a period of 3 month. A detailed questionnaire was filled with regarding patient’s medical history along with the duration & frequency of gutkha, arecanut, tobacco, pan & smoking. Result: A total of 100 patients were studied of which 70 (70%) were males & 30 (30%) were females. Grade I OSMF was seen in 53% (53), Grade II OSMF in 47% (47). Gutkha & other arecanut product were most frequently consumed & showed significant risk in the severity of OSMF. Duration & frequency also siginificant. Conclusion: In this study, it was found that relative risk of OSMF increased with increase in the duration & frequency of the habit especially in younger age group.
Keywords: OSMF, Duration & Frequency, Gutkha, Tobacco, Areacanut, Clinical Grading.
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