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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 159-164

Oral health related qualıty of lıfe and dısease severıty ın autoımmune bullous dıseases

1 Seydisehir State Hospital, Dermatology Clinic, Seydisehir, Konya, Turkey
2 Ondokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dermatology, Samsun, Antalya, Turkey
3 Ondokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Dentomaxillofacial Radyology, Samsun, Antalya, Turkey
4 Ondokuz Mayis University, Faculty of Dentistry, Department of Periodontology, Samsun, Antalya, Turkey
5 Kepez State Hospital, Dermatology Clinic, Antalya, Turkey
6 Akdeniz University, Faculty of Medicine, Biostatistics and Medical Informatics Department, Antalya, Turkey
7 Department of Health Management, Marmara University Faculty of Health Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey
8 Akdeniz University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Antalya, Turkey

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Dr. A Bilgic
Seydisehir State Hospital, Dermatology Clinic, Seydisehir, Konya
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_216_19

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Background: There is an increased risk of long-term dental and periodontal disease in autoimmune bullous diseases (AIBD). Aims: In this cross-sectional study, we aimed to determine whether the oral health-related quality of life status (OHRQoL) was associated with disease severity and activity in patients with AIBD. Subjects and Methods: 67 patients with AIBD were enrolled in this study. Autoimmune Bullous Skin Disorder Intensity Score (ABSIS) was used to evaluate the disease severity. The score was categorized as a significant course (≥17) and moderate course (<17). Oral health impact profile-14 (OHIP-14) questionnaire was filled to assess the OHRQoL. Self-reported oral health status and oral lesion related pain score were also evaluated in the study group. Results: OHIP-14 score was significantly higher in active patients (42.28 ± 13.66) than inactive patients (29.08 ± 12.25) (P = 0.004) and it was correlated with the pain score (6.33 ± 2.78; r = 0.409, P = 0.013). Furthermore, OHIP-14 score was higher in patients with a significant disease course (45.18 ± 15.08) (P = 0.010) than in patients with a moderate course (36.09 ± 9.73). Conclusions: OHRQoL may be useful in the disease management and treatment. Since it can be affected by both presence of oral erosions and disease severity, a collaboration between dermatologists and dentists could be crucial to the disease management in AIBD.

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