Vol - 28, Issue - 02
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International Medical Journal
Journal ID : IMJ-10-02-2021-758
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Abstract : Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) presents a significant and serious threat to global health. Considering its high degree of infectivity with rapid worldwide spread since January 2020, COVID was declared as pandemic by World Health Organization (WHO). This viral infection presents with enormous range of systemic and oral manifestations. Due to the high number of patients involved, the diagnosis is mostly based on clinical findings and confirmed later by appropriate laboratory tests. Although, with this rising pandemic situation, public are aware of several systemic manifestations, oral indicators of COVID-19 remains still unraveled. Range of COVID-19 manifestations in the oral cavity have broad interest in the current scenario. There still exists a question about whether these lesions are due to coronavirus infection or secondary manifestations resulting from the patient's systemic condition. Keeping social distancing related problem, oral self- examination may be one ideal tool in early detection of oral manifestations. Our article critically summarizes various oral manifestations, their possible pathogenesis to COVID-19 and their implications in medical and dental setting. This may aid as a novel tool for dental professionals to work in power with frontline medical practitioners in emergency setting and hospitalized patients for early identification of COVID condition using oral manifestations.

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