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Orofacial lesions in treated central Indian leprosy patients: a cross sectional study with review of literature.
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PMID:  19425511     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to evaluate the orofacial lesions in treated leprosy patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 160 treated patients at Maharogi Seva Samithi, Warora were examined clinically. RESULTS: Of 160 patients studied, 140 (87.5%) was of lepromatous types, 100 patients presented with depressed nasal bridge, 64 presented with hypopigmented macules on face. Intraoral examination revealed tongue abnormalities as a most common finding, with fissured tongue being the commonest feature. CONCLUSION: We conclude that though active lesions of leprosy are not present, manifestations such as fissured tongue may remain in treated leprosy patients.
S M Rawalani; S Gummadapu; M Motwani; R Bhowate; S Rawalani
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of leprosy     Volume:  80     ISSN:  0254-9395     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Lepr     Publication Date:    2008 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-05-11     Completed Date:  2009-05-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8409173     Medline TA:  Indian J Lepr     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  161-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dept. of Oral Medicine & Radiology, Sharad Pawar Dental College, DMIMS, Sawangi (M), Wardha, Maharashtra.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Facial Dermatoses / etiology*,  pathology*
Leprostatic Agents / therapeutic use
Leprosy / complications,  drug therapy,  pathology*
Middle Aged
Mouth Diseases / etiology,  pathology*
Mouth Mucosa / pathology*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Leprostatic Agents

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