PREVALENCE OF ORAL LESIONS MODULATED BY PATIENT’S AGE: THE YOUNG VERSUS THE ELDERLY

Cristina Popa, Ana Maria Filioreanu, Carmen Stelea, George Alexandru Maftei, Eugenia Popescu

ABSTRACT

 The aim of this study was to compare the prevalence of oral lesions and conditions in young and elderly population. The authors analyzed a number of 1324 patiens, treated in our clinic, between 2011-2017, divided into 4 subgroups. Prevalence of one or several oral lesions was of 51,29% patients. We identified a wide range of oral heterogeneous lesions, the first place being held by burning mouth syndrome and chronic candidiasis in the elderly, and by aphtous stomatitis and acute candidiasis in the young. The results of our study may provide important information on the types and incidence of oral mucosal lesions in the northern region of Romania and seems to be similar to the level predicted for young and elderly patients in our country.

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