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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 38  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 190-199

Oral submucous fibrosis in children and adolescents: Analysis of 36 cases

1 Department of Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Radiology, K. M. Shah Dental College and Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
2 Harvard Medical school, Harvard University; Division of Oral Medicine and Dentistry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
3 Director, Ajinkya D Y Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India
4 Department of Neuroscience, University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois, USA
5 Department of Oral Pathology, B. P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal
6 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Maulana Azad Institute of Dental Sciences, New Delhi, India

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Dr. Naman R Rao
Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts
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DOI: 10.4103/JISPPD.JISPPD_173_20

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Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is a chronic debilitating irreversible oral potentially malignant disorder affecting any part of the oral cavity. It is usually seen in adults but rarely noticed in children and adolescents. Since the paucity of the cases, there exists a gap of knowledge in the causative habits, root reasons of habit initiation, age of habit initiation, and the common clinical representation of this disorder. The current article aims to bridge this gap by presenting unusual 36 cases of children and adolescents reported at the tertiary care hospital of Vadodara, Gujarat, India, with specific areca nut chewing habit and distinct features of OSMF. Furthermore, the present case series is the first of its kind in the scientific literature with a high number of OSMF cases in children and adolescents.


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