CORRELATION OF HABITS WITH CLINICAL GRADING AND HISTOPATHOLOGICAL STAGING IN ORAL SUBMUCOUS FIBROSIS PATIENTS IN SOUTHWESTERN POPULATION OF HIMACHAL PRADESH (BADDI)
*Dr. Namita Sepolia, Dr. Monika Negi and Dr. Gurveen Chawla
Aim: The aim of study was to evaluate the correlation of habits (chewing, smoking, alcohol), duration, frequency with clinical & histopathological stages of OSMF in southwestern population of Himachal Pradesh (Baddi) using a light microscope. Objectives: 1. To correlate the duration, frequency & habit (chewing & combination) with clinical & histopathologic features. 2. To correlate the habit (chewers & combination) with clinical & histopathologic features. Results: On statistical analysis, duration showed significant correlation, (p value 0.0254 and the chi value 14.41) when compared clinically whereas when compared histopathologically showed significant correlation (p value 0.029 and the chi value 14.06). Frequency showed significant correlation (p value 0.0036) clinically whereas frequency showed significant correlation when compared histopathologically, (p value was 0.0028). On statistical analysis p value was found out to be 0.0042 and chi value was 19 which was highly significant in patients who chewed gutka when compared clinically whereas on correlating histopathologically analysis p value was found out to be 0.0142 and chi value was 15.92 which was highly significant. Conclusion: The treatment of patients with OSMF depends on the degree of clinical involvement. If the disease is detected at a very early stage, cessation of the habit is sufficient.
Keywords: OSMF, Tobacco, Precancerous, Lesion.
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