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RESEARCH ARTICLE
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 24  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 284-287

A study to analyze the different patterns of quid usage among subjects with chewer's mucosa


1 Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, AIMS Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
2 Head and Senior Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore, Kamataka, India
3 Senior Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
4 Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore. Karnataka, India
5 Associate Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Yenepoya Dental College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Saba Khan
Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, AIMS Dental College, Jaipur, Rajasthan
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10011-1314

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Aim: Betel chewer's mucosa, although not considered as a potentially malignant lesion, has been suggested to be a precursor of oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF). Thus a study was undertaken to asses various quid chewing patterns in patients with chewer's mucosa and to evaluate possible association between chewer's mucosa and a particular quid usage patter. Materials and methods: The study was done on 150 subjects clinically diagnosed of having chewers mucosa lesion. After complete oral examination, a detailed habit history was taken through preformed questionnaire. The data obtained was analyzed using Chi-square test. Results: Among the 150 subjects males to female ratio was 8:2- Majority of the subjects were within the age group of 20 to 30 years and chewed a combination of betel leaf, arecanut, tobacco, lime- Majority of the subjects of chewer's mucosa used the quid for a duration of 1 to 5 years, a frequency of three to five quid per day. Conclusion: In the present study, chewers mucosa was seen in majority of the subjects who used the quid for a duration of 1 to 5 years, a frequency of three to five quid per day and chewed the quid containing betel leaf, arecanut, tobacco, lime as its constituents.


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