The Prevalence of Median Rhomboid Glossitis in Diabetic Patients: A Case-Control Study


J Ghabanchi 1 , A Andisheh Tadbir 2 , * , R Darafshi 1 , M Sadegholvad 1

1 Department of Oral Medicine, Dental School, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Fars, Iran

2 Department of Oral Pathology, Dental School, Ghasrodasht Avenue, [email protected], Fars, Iran

How to Cite: Ghabanchi J, Andisheh Tadbir A, Darafshi R, Sadegholvad M. The Prevalence of Median Rhomboid Glossitis in Diabetic Patients: A Case-Control Study, Iran Red Crescent Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 13(7):503-506.


Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 13 (7); 503-506
Article Type: Brief Report
Received: October 20, 2010
Accepted: January 10, 2011




Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is one of the most common disorders of endocrine glands which has a worldwide distribution and is a risk factor for oral pathology so; the purpose of the present study was to investigate the association between median rhomboid glossitis (MRG) and DM.

Methods: We examined 202 Iranian patients with DM aged 10-86 years and 261 healthy subjects aged 10-28 years and the diagnosis of MRG was made based on clinical features.

Results: The examination indicated that 13 (6.43%) diabetic patients and 4 (1.53%) of control group had MRG. There was a significant difference in the prevalence of MRG, between patients and control group. MRG showed no association with other variables (age, sex, duration of DM, drugs, FBS, A).

Conclusion: In the present study the prevalence of MRG in diabetics was much higher than that of controls.


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