Betel-quid and oral submucous fibrosis: a cross-sectional study in Hunan province, China

Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine, 05/25/2012

Betel–quid (BQ) chewing is a vital risk factor for oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) in Hunan. A high prevalence of BQ chewing found among the younger cohort (15–49 years old) is an urgent warning for this oral premalignant disorder.

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