OSMF

Oral Submucous Fibrosis is a precancerous lesion. If left Un treated there are greater chances of transformation into Oral cancer

OSMF has a high rate of morbidity because is causes a progressive inability to open the mouth, resulting in eating and consequent nutritional deficiencies. OSMF also has a significant mortality rate because of it can transform into oral cancer.

  • Oral pain and a burning sensation upon consumption of spicy foodstuffs
  • Increased salivation
  • Change of gustatory sensation
  • Hearing loss due to stenosis of the eustachian tubes
  • Dryness of the mouth
  • Nasal tonality to the voice
  • Dysphagia to solids (if the esophagus is involved)
  • Impaired mouth movements (eg, eating, whistling, blowing, sucking)
  • Laboratory findings:
  • Decreased hemoglobin levels
  • Decreased iron levels
  • Decreased protein levels
  • Increased erythrocyte sedimentation rate
  • Decreased vitamin B complex levels

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