“It has, however, not been determined if these conditions are related to the disease or are manifestations of extraneous factors not associated with the liver pathology.”
The study involved oral examinations performed on 300 candidates.
Abnormalities most frequently encountered were analysed for significant associations with classification of liver disease.
“Among these subjects, 175 (58 percent) had one or more abnormalities.
“The anomalies most frequently found were fissured tongues with 37 percent of cases.”