The prevalence of tongue lesions in Libyan adult patients
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The prevalence of tongue lesions in Libyan adult patients

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The prevalence of tongue lesions in Libyan adult patients

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dc.contributor.author Byahatti, Sujata M. es
dc.contributor.author Ingafou, Mohammed S. H. es
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-14T07:22:19Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-14T07:22:19Z
dc.date.issued 2010 es
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10550/54475
dc.source Byahatti, Sujata M. ; Ingafou, Mohammed S. H.. The prevalence of tongue lesions in Libyan adult patients. En: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry, 2010, Vol. 2, No. 4: 163-168 es
dc.subject Odontología es
dc.subject Ciencias de la salud es
dc.title The prevalence of tongue lesions in Libyan adult patients es
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion en
dc.subject.unesco UNESCO::CIENCIAS MÉDICAS es
dc.description.abstractenglish This is the first ever-detailed study of tongue diseases in Libyan population, where the tongue conditions found in 320 patients (9.2%) of 3,460 consecutive patients screened in the department of Oral Medicine and Oral Diagnosis at faculty of dentistry, Benghazi Libya. Both sexes were affected almost equally and only 25 patients were aware of their tongue disease. Forty patients had one or more systemic illness, 34 of them was on regular medications. Fissured tongue was the most prevalent condition, as it has been found in 155(48.4%) patients, depapillated tongue in 82(25.6%) patients and geographic tongue in 55(17.2%) patients, other disease conditions were found in a lesser number of patients. Fifty-four patients had painful tongue conditions; other complaints included malodor, speech interferences or swallowing difficulties. Most conditions were confined to the tongue and in more than 90%, there had been involvement of the dorsum of the tongue. Fortunately, most tongue conditions can easily be diagnosed on clinical grounds by any experienced clinician, hence, the histopathological examination and other investigations are needed in only few cases. There is a wide variation in the prevalence of most of tongue diseases worldwide due to the lack of uniformity in criteria of the studies. Thus, more studies are needed in this regard. es

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