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Current protocols in the management of oral submucous fibrosis: An update

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Marco Carrozzo


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© 2017 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a debilitating condition of oral cavity which has significant potential for malignant transformation. In spite of over 20 years of research, the pathogenesis of the condition is still obscure and no single management modality is effective. Many OSMF treatment protocols have been proposed to alleviate the signs and symptoms of the disorder and there is overwhelming evidence that as areca nut is primary cause, stopping its use may have a considerable effect on symptoms rather than reversing pre-existing fibrosis. We present a review of the current protocols for managing OSMF.

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Author(s): Arakeri G, Rai KK, Boraks G, Patil SG, Aljabab AS, Merkx MAW, Carrozzo M, Brennan PA

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine

Year: 2017

Volume: 46

Issue: 6

Pages: 418-423

Print publication date: 01/07/2017

Online publication date: 09/04/2017

Acceptance date: 08/04/2017

ISSN (print): 0904-2512

ISSN (electronic): 1600-0714

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell


DOI: 10.1111/jop.12583


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