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Orofacial lesions in treated southeast Brazilian leprosy patients: a cross-sectional study.
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PMID:  17448207     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: The aim of the present study was to clinically evaluate the oral mucosa lesions of leprosy patients during and after multi-drug therapy. METHODS: Clinical examination, medical and dental history examination was performed in 100 leprosy patients. RESULTS: The results revealed that 71 patients, 50 men and 21 women, exibited oral lesions. The most frequent lesions were: fissured tongue (18 cases), inflammatory papillary hyperplasia (16 cases), chronic atrophic candidiasis (10 cases), fibroma (10 cases), erythematous candidiasis (eight cases), and traumatic ulceration (seven cases). CONCLUSION: We conclude that leprosy-related lesions are not present in patients undergoing treatment for leprosy, probably due to response to multidrug therapy.
M D Martins; M P Russo; J B D Lemos; K P S Fernandes; S K Bussadori; C T Corrêa; M A T Martins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oral diseases     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1354-523X     ISO Abbreviation:  Oral Dis     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-04-23     Completed Date:  2007-06-12     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9508565     Medline TA:  Oral Dis     Country:  Denmark    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  270-3     Citation Subset:  D    
School of Dentistry, Nove de Julho University UNINOVE, São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Sectional Studies
Facial Dermatoses / etiology
Leprostatic Agents / therapeutic use
Leprosy / complications*,  drug therapy
Middle Aged
Mouth Diseases / etiology*
Mouth Mucosa / pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Leprostatic Agents

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