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Ulcerations of the oral mucosa in the Senegalese old subject.

Ulcerations of the oral mucosa are very disabling lesions that can alter the diet with repercussions on the general state. The objective of the study was to assess the prevalence of oral mucosal ulcerations in a population of elderly Senegalese subjects. It was a descriptive cross-sectional study, on 384 Senegalese subjects who came for consultation at the Ouakam geriatric centre in the Dakar region. Oral mucosal ulcerations were observed in 30.42% (n=117) of elderly subjects. They were most commonly described after 70 years of age with a prevalence among housewives with 44.52% (n=65) and shopkeepers with 31.48% (n=17). They were more reported among dental prosthesis wearers with 41.32% (n=100) with preferential location in the vestibule of the mouth 46.15% (n=54) and gum with 26.50% (n=31).


Auteur(s) : Mamadou Diatta, Abdou Ba, Babacar Tamba and Soukeye Dia Tine
Pages : pp 161-163.
Année de publication : 2018
Revue : International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
N° de volume : 4(4)
Type : Article
Mise en ligne par : BA Abdou