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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 105-109

Clinical and pathological evaluation of oral changes in leprosy


1 Professor, Dept. of Oral Pathology, Rajah Muthiah Dental College and Hospital, Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Reader, Dept. of Periodontics, Priyadarshini Dental College, Chennai, India
3 Professor and Head, Dept. of Oral Pathology, Madha Dental College, Chennai, India

Correspondence Address:
T S Thirugnanasambandan
Amma Dental Clinic, 71, GPM Street, Ambapuram, Gudiyatham, Tamil Nadu
India
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Leprosy is a chronic granulomatous disease involving the skin, mucous membrane and affecting peripheral nerves. One hundred seventy-two patients suffering from leprosy were examined for facial changes, tooth loss, alveolar bone loss, facial paralysis and other relevant findings. The study comprised the three types of leprosy namely tuberculoid, borderline and lepromatous.


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