Maragathavalli G

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences (SIMATS), Saveetha University Tamilnadu, Chennai, India


  • Research   
    Complete Blood Count as a Pathological Diagnostic Marker in Oral Precancerous Lesions and Conditions
    Author(s): Indra G, Maragathavalli G* and TN Uma Maheswari

    Oral potentially malignant disorders have 16% - 62% risk of malignant transformation and oral cancer accounts for approximately 3% of all malignancies. Oral premalignant disorders namely lichen planus, leukoplakia, oral submucous fibrosis, actinic cheilitis, or discoid lupus erythematous are conditions seen due to various etiological factors like tobacco consumption either smoking or in smokeless form, sun exposure, etc. Blood investigations are a minimally invasive and less expensive investigatory method employed commonly in all forms of medicine. The aim of this study is to analyze if complete blood count can be used as a diagnostic marker in premalignant disorders and to compare their blood levels with healthy individuals. A total of 200 patients with oral potentially premalignant disorders attending the oral medicine clinic at Saveetha Dental College and Hospital.. Read More»

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