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Oral Manifestation in Patients diagnosed with Dermatological Diseases

Meena Kulkarni, Sanjay G Thete, Atul P Nikam, Dhiraj Umbare, Sushant Satdive

Citation Information : Kulkarni M, Thete SG, Nikam AP, Umbare D, Satdive S. Oral Manifestation in Patients diagnosed with Dermatological Diseases. J Contemp Dent Pract 2017; 18 (12):1153-1158.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-2191

Published Online: 01-08-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).



This study aimed to estimate the frequency of oral lesions in dermatological diseased patients attending the outpatient department of Pravara Rural Medical and Dental College and Hospital, Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University), Loni, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India, and the Department of Dermatology at Medical College, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India.

Materials and methods

A cross-sectional hospital-based study was conducted in Loni from October 2013 to January 2014. A total of 310 patients (mean age 37.2 ± 16 years, 61.2% males) completed an oral examination and a personal interview. Oral lesions were recorded. Biopsy and smear were used as adjuvant techniques for confirmation. Data were analyzed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) (version 15.0.1).


Of 310 cases (n = 310) observed for skin lesions, 99 cases were psoriasis (31.93%) and 68 cases were lichen planus (LP; 21.9%), followed by herpes zoster in 44 cases (14.1%), herpes simplex in 13 cases (4.1%), pemphigus vulgaris (PV) in 15 cases (4.8%), erythema multiforme (EM) in 8 cases (2.5%), bullous pemphigoid (BP) in 4 cases (1.2%), chicken pox in 3 cases (0.9%), eczema in 52 cases (16.7%), and nutritional deficiency and candidiasis in 2 cases (Table 1).


The dermatologic diseases studied frequently occur in the oral cavity. Among them, psoriasis was the most common dermatological disease, and LP frequently showed.

Clinical significance

This study also depicts that diagnosis and management of these oral lesions should also be carried out by oral clinicians so as to improve the oral health functioning during the course of the disease. The intraoral examination should be incorporated to the routine of dermatologic assistance as the oral manifestations can represent preliminary signs or can coexist with the diseases.

How to cite this article

Thete SG, Kulkarni M, Nikam AP, Mantri T, Umbare D, Satdive S, Kulkarni D. Oral Manifestation in Patients diagnosed with Dermatological Diseases. J Contemp Dent Pract 2017;18(12):1153-1158.

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