Progressive and regressive changes in Hungarian oral leukoplakias in the course of longitudinal studies

J. Bánóczy, L. Sugár

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Abstract

ABSTRACT Follow‐up studies of 520 patients with leukoplakia during a 25‐year period showed changes in the clinical type in 66 cases, i.e. 12.7 %. Regressive changes occurred in 9 %, progressive changes in 3.7 %. The highest frequency of change in the clinical type was found in the group of erosive leukoplakias. The most frequent changing sites were the labial mucosa, commissures and buccal mucosa. Of the etiologic factors, smoking and Candida infection seemed to be correlated with the change of type. Oral leukoplakia should be considered a dynamic changing lesion of the oral mucosa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-197
Number of pages4
JournalCommunity dentistry and oral epidemiology
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1975

Keywords

  • leukoplakia, oral
  • mouth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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