n Evidence Based Summaries in Dentistry - Vitamin A for treating oral leukoplakia : summary




Summarised from:

Lodi G, Sardella A, Bez C, Demarosi F, Carrassi A. Interventions for treating oral leukoplakia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD001829. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001829.pub3.

Oral leukoplakia is a thickened white patch formed in the mouth lining that cannot be rubbed off. Leukoplakia is a lesion that sometimes becomes cancerous (a tumour that invades and destroys tissue, then spreads to other areas). Preventing this change is critical as survival rates of more than 5 years after diagnosis with oral cancer is low. Vitamin A as possible therapy has been tried.


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