Indian Dermatology Online Journal (2012-01-01)

Oral cavity and leprosy

  • Shambulingappa Pallagatti,
  • Soheyl Sheikh,
  • Anupreet Kaur,
  • Amit Aggarwal,
  • Ravinder Singh

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 3, no. 2
pp. 101 – 104


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Although leprosy involves the oral cavity in up to 60% of the patients, examination of the oral cavity in leprosy clinics or oral health science clinics is often neglected. Oral involvement in leprosy can broadly be divided into non-specific and specific lesions. In this review, we discuss various oral manifestations in leprosy patients so as to increase the awareness about this aspect among dermatologists and dental surgeons.