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Oral submucous fibrosis

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6983.871 (Published 01 April 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:871
  1. A G Phatak
  1. Consultant physician Sharada Research Institute, Government Medical College, Yashodhan Hospital, Miraj 410410, Maharashtra, India

    EDITOR,—H I Atrah's editorial on fibrin glue1 helps to consolidate the theory of hypercoagulation and local coagulopathy in the oral cavity in oral submucous fibrosis. Oral submucous fibrosis is a chronic disease of unknown aetiology reported mainly in Indians. As well as occurring in India it has been seen in Indians living in South Africa, Malaysia, Kenya, Uganda, Fiji, and Britain. For instance, …

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