International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2017, Vol. 3 Issue 3, Part B
Prevalence of tongue lesions in western population of Maharashtra
AUTHOR(S): Sweta Bajarang Shinde, Nabila Naaz Sheikh, Ashwinirani SR, Ajay Nayak, Kamla KA and Abhijeet Sande
Tongue is the most accessible and motile organ in the oral cavity. Data regarding prevalence of tongue lesions in Maharashtra population is sparse, so with this background the present study was designed to observe the prevalence tongue lesions in western population of Maharashtra. Methodology: A prospective study was carried out in the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, School of Dental Sciences, Karad for a period of one year from july 2016-june 2017. The clinical examination of the oral cavity and tongue was done following the WHO guidelines, under artificial illumination on a dental chair, using a mouth mirror. Result: The total number of patients reported were 31,500. Out of these patients, 896 patients were clinically diagnosed with tongue lesions. The prevalence of tongue lesions was 2.85%. The study sample consisted of 406 females (45.31%) and 490 males (54.7%). The tongue lesions were higher in males as compared to females (1.2:1). Out of 896 patients, most prevalent lesion was fissured tongue accounting for 51.56%, followed by coated tongue and geographic tongue about 14.3% and 10% respectively. The least common tongue lesion was lichen planus and lichenoid reaction accounting for 0.2%. Conclusion: The prevalence of tongue lesions were more in males than females in western population of Maharashtra.
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Sweta Bajarang Shinde, Nabila Naaz Sheikh, Ashwinirani SR, Ajay Nayak, Kamla KA and Abhijeet Sande. Prevalence of tongue lesions in western population of Maharashtra. International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences. 2017; 3(3): 104-108.