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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.11.NQ66337

Evaluation of Salivary Interleukin-6 Levels in Oral Leukoplakia and Oral Cancer Patients: - A Comparative Study

Surabhi S. Ausare1, Daya K. Jangam2, Pranjali S. Bende3


Aim: The aim of the study is to evaluate the salivary IL-6 levels in oral leukoplakia and oral cancer patients and also to determine whether salivary IL-6 can be utilized as a potential salivary biomarker in early detection of potentially malignant lesions and progression of potentially malignant lesions to malignancy. Objectives: To assess the salivary interleukin 6 in oral leukoplakia, oral cancer patients and in normal healthy, age and sex matched controls. To compare salivary interleukin 6 levels in oral leukoplakia patients, in oral cancer patients and in normal healthy controls.


Cytokines, oralleukoplakia, oral cancer, IL-6.

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