Prevalence of oral ulcers and its association with addictions in rural population of western Uttar Pradesh and eastern Rajasthan

21 March, 2020

Background: Head and neck cancer in Indian perspective predominantly relates to tobacco use. The present study explores the prevalence of oral ulcers and its association with addictions among the population of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, India.Methodology: The screening method in early detection of head and neck cancer is broadly symptom based. 1399 subjects from Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan were screened by trained personnel between April and June 2015. Results: Study findings showed, mouth ulcers and trismus were common symptoms and tobacco chewing and smoking were common addictions.

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