Frequency of Lesions and Oral Conditions in Patients Older than 18 Years in a Primary Care Clinic in Mexico

2018 • Volume 12 • Issue 1

Donohue-Cornejo, Alejandro; Torre-y-Morán, Alberto De la; Torre-Morán, Gerardo De la; Espinosa-Cristóbal, León Francisco; Guzmán-Gastelum, Dalia Abril; García-Calderón, Alma Graciela; Cuevas-González, Juan Carlos



Oral pathology it’s the branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of oral diseases. A cross-sectional study was carried out in which patients older than 18 years was included, that were attended in the primary care clinic at the stomatology department of the Autonomous University of Ciudad Juárez, in Mexico, and regardless of the reason for consultation the clinical history and intraoral examination was done We examined 650 patients (424 women and 226 men) with an age range of 18 to 89 years (mean=42.27). The most frequent oral lesion was the frictional keratosis (30.46 %), fibrous hyperplasia (6.92 %), physiological melanosis (42.92 %), and fordyce granules (36.46 %). In the oral mucosal lesions identified was present a chronic traumatic factor, it is important that the dental staff knows about the most frequent injuries, their etiology, clinical characteristics and treatment of each one.

KEY WORDS: oral pathology, intraoral examination, oral lesions.


How to cite this article

DONOHUE-CORNEJO, A.; DE LA TORRE-Y-MORÁN, A.; DE LA TORRE-MORÁN, G.; ESPINOSA-CRISTÓBAL, L. F.; GUZMÁN-GASTELUM, D. A.; GARCÍA-CALDERÓN, A. G. & CUEVAS-GONZÁLEZ, J. C. Frequency of lesions and oral conditions in patients older than 18 years in a primary care clinic in Mexico. Int. J. Odontostomat.,12(1):129-133, 2018.


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