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Publication Type : Journal Article
Publisher : Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR
Source : Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR, Volume 8, p.ZC64-LC66 (2014)
Campus : Kochi
School : School of Dentistry
Department : Public Health Dentistry
Year : 2014
Abstract : Current evidence shows ambiguous relationship between tobacco use and the occurrence of aphthous. We studied the relationship between the occurrence of recurrent aphthous ulcers and various forms of tobacco usage. A hospital based case control study was carried out in a dental teaching hospital in Cochin, India. One hundred and two outpatient subjects (Males 56.9%) were identified having aphthous ulceration using Natha's diagnostic criteria and were classified as cases. One hundred and eight subjects (Males, 70.4%) with no aphthous ulceration were selected randomly as controls. Exposure ascertainment of tobacco usage was done by structured interview. The adjusted odd ratio was found to be 0.41 (95% CI 0.19-0.87) for tobacco usage and occurrence of aphthous ulceration compared to non tobacco users. The odds ratio of 0.41 for tobacco usage infers that subjects using tobacco were 59% less likely to have aphthous ulcerations compared to nontobacco users. The tobacco consumers have less frequency of aphthous ulceration compared non users.
Cite this Research Publication : Shamaz Mohamed and Chandrashekar Janakiram, “Recurrent Aphthous Ulcers Among Tobacco Users- Hospital Based Study”, Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR, vol. 8, pp. ZC64-LC66, 2014.