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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 6, Issue 1, Febraury 2013 pp 38-40

Research Article

Epidemiological Study of Oral Submucous Fibrosis in Yavatmal District


Kalbande A. B.1, Khakse G. M.2, Priya D.3, Tamgadge P. B.4

{1,4 Assistant Professor, Department  of  Dentistry}

{2Professor & HOD, 3Epidemiologist, Department of Community Medicine}

Shri. V. N. Government Medical College, Yavatmal, Maharashtra, INDIA.


Academic Editor : Dr. Aher K.R.


Introduction: Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) is now accepted globally as an Indian disease, having highest malignant potential than any other oral premalignant lesions. The understanding of the exact role of alkaloids and other etiological agents with respect to pathogenesis will help the management and treatment modalities. Material & Methods: 370 patients of Oral Submucous Fibrosis attending the Dental out-patient clinic of S.V.N. Govt. Medical College, Yavatmal, over a period of one year, were selected for study. A detailed case history and clinical examination was done in visible light. The diagnosis of OSMF was difficulty in opening the mouth and associated blanched oral mucosa with palpable fibrous bands. Results: Of the 370 cases of OSMF studied, 223 (60.3%) cases were males and 147 (39.7%) cases were females. 547 (39.9%) patients chewed gutkha, 30% chewed betel nut and the remaining 27% chewed betel quid.