Psoriasis and oral lesions: Multicentric study of oral mucosa diseases italian group (GIPMO)

L. Germi, V. de Giorgi, F. Bergamo, M. C. Niccoli, F. Kokelj, M. Simonacci, R. A. Satriano, L. Priano, C. Massone, P. Pigatto, G. Filosa, A. de Bitonto, C. Veller Fornasa

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Objective: This is a multicentric, observational and controlled study designed to verify the existence of a significant association between plaque-type psoriasis and oral lesions, such as geographic tongue and/or fissured tongue. Study Design: during a period of 9 months all consecutive patients with plaque-type psoriasis were enrolled using simple nonrandom (sequential) sampling. The control group included healthy subjects presenting to the same Dermatology centers to monitor pigmented skin lesions; the patients were matched for age and sex. All patients were examined for oral lesions. Results: Out of a total of 535 psoriatic patients and 436 control group patients, oral mucosal lesions were detected in 188 (35.1%) and 86 (19.7%) cases, respectively, and the difference is statistically significant. Fissured tongue (FT) and geographic tongue (GT), which were most frequently detected, were seen more frequently in psoriatic patients (FT: 22.6%; GT: 9.1%) than the control group (FT: 10.3%; GT: 5.2%) (p

Original languageEnglish
JournalDermatology Online Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology


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