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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 39-41

Quid-Induced Lichenoid Reactions: A Prevalence Study

1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, SGT Dental College, Hospital and Research Institute Budhera, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
2 Postgraduate Student, SGT Dental College, Hospital and Research Institute, Budhera, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

Correspondence Address:
Vishal Dang
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, SGT Dental College, Hospital and Research Institute, Budhera, Gurgaon-123505. Haryana
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10011-1088

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White lesions of the oral mucosa are of concern to the dental surgeon in view of the fact that some of these may be potentially malignant. Oral lichen plane: (OLP) and oral lichenoid reactions (OLR) share similar clinical appearances but need to be carefully distinguished because of their different etiologies and clinical behaviour. This study screened 5.017 population, in a house-to-house field survey, for tobacco use and investigated the prevalence of oral lichenoid reactions in the 98 quid users. Six subjects with clinical/clinical and histopathological criteria compatible with the diagnosis of OLR were identified. All these subjects were users of 'Gutka', a unique chewable variant of tobacco quid containing areca nut and catechu. Statistical analysis revealed a significant association between quid habit and lesion occurrence (p < 0.005).

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