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Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development
Year : 2019, Volume : 10, Issue : 12
First page : ( 1039) Last page : ( 1044)
Print ISSN : 0976-0245. Online ISSN : 0976-5506.
Article DOI : 10.37506/v10/i12/2019/ijphrd/192265

Immunomodulators in Oral Diseases: An Update

Judith Jemima1,*, Manigandan T.2, Sarumathi T.2, Amudhan A.2, Aswath Nalini3

1Post Graduate, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, BIHER, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

2Professor, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, BIHER, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

3Professor & Head, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, BIHER, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

*Corresponding Author: Jemima Judith. Post Graduate, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, BIHER, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, e-mail: jemijudy7@gmail.com

Online published on 31 March, 2020.

Abstract

Immune-mediated diseases are some of the diseases that affect the patient's quality of daily life due to their chronic nature. Of which most of them are mucocutaneous diseases and they involve the oral cavity. The treatment of these diseases is oftentimes challenging due to their immunological nature, comorbidity, frequent relapses and long term use of medications and their complications. Immunomodulators are the most rapidly developing current trend. They are used quite often for a large number of these diseases. This article discusses some of the lesions where immunomodulatory drugs are used.

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Keywords

Immunomodulators, Immunosuppressants, Immunostimulants.

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