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Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Medicine, School of Dentistry, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran. ,
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Background and Aim: Oral cavity is the entrance gate of respiratory and gastrointestinal tract. Therefore, oral health could be as mirror of global health. Timely diagnosis & early treatment of oral lesions, especially in susceptible admitted patients in infectious disease department have a vital role in health policy. Therefore, this study was designed to assess the frequency of oral soft tissue lesions in patients admitted to the Infectious department of Yazd Shahid Sadoughi of Medical Sciences.
Methods: This cross-sectional study was carried from January 2018 to March 2018. Eighty-nine who were admitted to the department of infectious diseases were eligible to participate. Clinical data regarding age, sex, type & site of lesions, oral hygiene status, smoking, and dental prostheses were documented. Data were analyzed by SPSS 19 using Chi-square and Fisher exact tests. The significance level was set at 0.05 with a 95% confidence interval.
Results: 49 men and 40 women with the age of 53.4± 14.3 years were examined. The frequency of oral lesions in hospitalized patients in the department of infectious diseases reported 30%. Red-white lesions (57.78%) and vesiculo-bullose lesions (40%) were the most frequent lesions, respectively. Among studied variables, frequency of oral soft tissue lesions based on age (P=0.001), smoking (P=0.034) and oral health status ((P=0.042) had a meaningful difference.
Conclusion: This rate of frequency due to known side effects is a matter of concern and it is considered by experts
Type of Study: Original | Subject: dentistry
Received: 2021/05/29 | Accepted: 2022/02/8

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