Prevalence study of tongue lesions in a Hungarian population.

J. Bánóczy, O. Rigó, M. Albrecht

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The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of tongue lesions in a district population, in Budapest, called regularly for X-ray lung examinations. Oral examinations of 7820 individuals were performed, 42% were over 60 yr of age, 42.9% were men and 57.1% women. Tongue alterations were found in 18.52% of the examined individuals, more frequently in women than in men. Lingua fissurata has been diagnosed in 8.8%, geographic tongue in 3.0% of the examined subjects. Atrophic lesions of the tongue were found in 6.37%, among them 5.42% central papillary atrophy (median rhomboid glossitis): 0.35% of the total sample. Manifest clinical symptoms of oral Candidiasis were found in 2.15% of the total sample, and in 4.28% of patients with tongue lesions. The occurrence of oral leukoplakia and lichen in patients with tongue lesions was respectively 0.47 and 0.07%. The prevalence of tongue alterations was consistent with the literary data, the oral screening attached to the X-ray lung examinations proved to be useful in detecting changes of the oral mucosa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)224-226
Number of pages3
JournalCommunity Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology
Volume21
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1993

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Tongue
Cross-Sectional Studies
Population
Benign Migratory Glossitis
Glossitis
X-Rays
Oral Leukoplakia
Oral Candidiasis
Oral Diagnosis
Lung
Lichens
Mouth Mucosa
Atrophy

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Prevalence study of tongue lesions in a Hungarian population. / Bánóczy, J.; Rigó, O.; Albrecht, M.

In: Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology, Vol. 21, No. 4, 08.1993, p. 224-226.

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