Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research, ISSN - 0973 - 709X

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Table of Contents - Year : 2016 | Month : June | Volume : 10 | Issue : 6 | Page : ZD10 - ZD11

A Rare Case of Tamarind Seed Induced Oral Submucous Fibrosis in a 12-Year-Old Indian Boy ZD10-ZD11

Mamata Sharad Kamat, Rudrayya Shivanand Puranik, Neelkamal Halappa Hallur, Varsha Vimal Kumar, Sharad Basavaraj Kamat

Correspondence
Dr. Mamata Sharad Kamat,
Reader, Department of Oral Pathology and microbiology, BVDU Dental College and Hospital, Wanlesswadi,
Sangli-Miraj Road, Sangli-416414, Maharashtra, India.
E-mail: kmamata@yahoo.com

Oral Submucous Fibrosis (OSMF) is a chronic debilitating, potentially malignant disorder of the oral cavity. It is characterized by restricted mouth opening which results due to abnormal accumulation of collagen in the sub-epithelial layers leading to dense fibrous bands in the mouth. The pathogenesis of the disease is believed to be multifactorial. However, literature reports suggest a strong association of OSMF and arecanut chewing habit. The present paper presents a case of OSMF in a 12-year-old boy without arecanut chewing habit, but with a heavy practice of chewing tamarind seeds.