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sdj-10016

Prevalence of common white lesions in oral cavity among patients attended School of Dentistry in Sulaimani/ Iraq

Akeel Saeed Abd-Sada

College of Dentistry, University of Sulaimani

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17656/sdj.10016

Abstract

Objectives: This study was conducted to examine the prevalence of common white lesions in the oral cavity.

Patients & Methods: Examination was done for 500 patients visiting dental school, in Sulaimani city, Kurdistan region-Iraq from different age groups and sexes for presences of white lesions. Examination includes the type, site and size of the lesion in oral cavity. 

Results:
The result showed that about 44.2% (221 patients) had one type of white lesions with male predominance. Candidiasis and hyperkeratosis represented the majority of these cases 54.2% and 38% respectively while leukoplakia represented the less finding in this study (3.6%). According to the age group these lesion were founded in above 50 years patients more than the other groups. 

Conclusion:
White lesions in oral cavity may be symptomless and can be found by routine oral examination. Early diagnosis may aid in the treatment of these lesions.

Keywords: White lesions, candidiasis, Leukoplakia, Lichen planus, hyperkeratosis.

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