FREQUENCY AND PATTERN OF RECURRENT APTHOUS ULCERS IN PATIENTS REPORTING TO ORAL MEDICINE AND DIAGNOSIS DEPARTMENT OF ISLAMABAD DENTAL HOSPITAL

  • Shahida Maqbool Senior Lecturer, Oral Medicine, Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad.
  • Nida Fatima Post Graduate Resident, Oral Medicine, Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad
  • Khalid Mahmood Siddiqi Head and Associate Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Oral Medicine, Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad
  • Muhammad Jamal Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad.
  • Muhammad Zeeshan Baig Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Islamabad Medical and Dental College, Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University, Islamabad.
  • Sofia Noor Ex-House Surgeons, Islamabad Dental Hospital, Islamabad.
  • Sidra Hameed Ex-House Surgeons, Islamabad Dental Hospital, Islamabad.
Keywords: oral diseases, oral irritation, frequency, oral ulcers, pain

Abstract

The objective of the study was to acquire base line data regarding frequency and pattern of Recurrent Apthous Ulcers (RAU). Study was conducted in Islamabad Dental Hospital (IDH), in Oct-Nov 2018. All patients who reported first time in the Out Patient Department (OPD) during the study duration were screened for RAU irrespective of gender and age.

A total of (n=2209) patients were included in the study who visited OPD in above mentioned time period. The frequency of RAU was 1.2% (n=27) out of which females were (59.2%) and male were (40.7%). Result was statistically insignificant when Chi-Square test was applied on gender. Participants reported with history of RAU in last 6 months were 497 (22.5%). The most affected age group was 31-40 years. Buccal mucosa and tongue were the sites on which greater number of ulcers was reported. All patients presented difficulty in eating and pain because of ulcers in oral cavity.

It was concluded that 22.5% of reported patients had ulcers in last six months but active ulcer was present in 1.2% of the participants of the study.

Published
2019-04-30
How to Cite
Maqbool, S., Fatima, N., Siddiqi, K., Jamal, M., Baig, M., Noor, S., & Hameed, S. (2019). FREQUENCY AND PATTERN OF RECURRENT APTHOUS ULCERS IN PATIENTS REPORTING TO ORAL MEDICINE AND DIAGNOSIS DEPARTMENT OF ISLAMABAD DENTAL HOSPITAL. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 39(1), 30-33. Retrieved from http://podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/342
Section
Oral Medicine