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The Prevalence of Tongue Lesions Among Qazvin High School Students
Kataoun Borhanmojabi, Solmaz Araghi , Ladan Jamshidi, Farbod Dastanboo
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  Background and Aim: Tongue lesions are considered as an important part of oral lesions .The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of tongue lesions in Qazvin high school students in 2010.

 

  Materials and Methods This cross-sectional study was performed on 2000 high school students in 2010. Direct observations were done by dental mirror, explorer, tongue blade and torch. Lingual lesions (Fissured tongue, Geographic tongue, Hairy tongue, Ankyloglossia, Median rhomboid glossitis, Microglossia, Macroglossia) were diagnosed clinically. Prevalence of the lesions was stated by the 95 percent probability and the role of related factors was evaluated by x2 analyses.

  

  Results : The prevalence of tongue lesions was determined as follow: fissured tongue (11.8%) the highest prevalence, Geographic tongue (7.4%), Macroglossia(6.2%),Ankyloglossia(4.2%), Hairy tongue (2%), Median Rhomboid glossitis(0.8%), Microglossia(0%). The total number of subjects with tongue lesions was 592(30.3%) with 54% males and 46% females. Comparison between the sexes, revealed statistical significances.(Pvalue<0.05)

Conclusion : Incidence of tongue lesions among Qazvin students is considerably high and these lesions were more prevalent in male students

Keywords: Tongue disease, benign migratory glossitis, macroglossia, microlossia, hairy tongue, fissured tongue, Geographic tongue, Geographic tongue
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Borhanmojabi K, Araghi S, Jamshidi L, Dastanboo F. The Prevalence of Tongue Lesions Among Qazvin High School Students. J Res Dent Sci. 2012; 9 (2) :100-104
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