Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003551
Title: Awareness of diagnosis and management of oral pemphigoid lesions
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: This study aims to evaluate the awareness of diagnosis and management of oral pemphigoid lesions. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in Saveetha Dental College, Velappanchavadi, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. A total of 50 medical students of both genders (15 males and 35 females), who had finished their 1st and 2nd year clinical courses participated in this study. The 3rd year, final year students and interns who had been exposed to oral pathology and oral medicine classes were selected. The questionnaire comprising 10 points relating to the vesiculobullous lesion, types of pemphigoid lesions, diagnostic techniques used, and management of oral pemphigoid lesions was provided to all the students. The students will be explained about the questionnaire and asked to respond fearlessly. The questionnaire will be collected back from students and results will be analyzed. Results: In the present study, the students were aware of the term vesiculobullous lesions, the types of oral pemphigoid lesions, and the signs and symptoms of the disease. They were also aware of the diagnostic techniques used. However, they were not confident in choosing the best diagnostic techniques for evaluation of the disease. Most of the students answered that the best techniques for diagnosing oral pemphigoid lesions as indirect immunofluorescence which is only the confirmatory test. The students were aware that the corticosteroids are widely used in the treatment of the disease. The students were not confident enough to diagnose and treat such patients. Conclusion: Oral pemphigoid lesions, being a potentially fatal disease, require early diagnosis as well as early treatment to prevent future complications. Hence, there is a need to increase the awareness of students in diagnosing and treating the oral pemphigoid lesions.

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    S. Swetha1 , Visalakshi Ramanathan2 , Dhanraj Ganapathy2 *

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    1 Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dhanraj Ganapathy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    S. Swetha1 , Visalakshi Ramanathan2 , Dhanraj Ganapathy2 *

    Title:Awareness of diagnosis and management of oral pemphigoid lesions
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (May)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1027-1031)
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    Methodology:Autoimmune, Diagnosis, Management, Pemphigoid, Signs, Symptoms
    Research Materials:50 medical students of both genders (15 males and 35 females)

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Autoimmune Diagnosis Management Pemphigoid Signs Symptoms

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