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Nicotine stomatitis - Oral Mucosal Lesion
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Nicotine stomatitis - Oral Mucosal Lesion

Contributors: Carl Allen DDS, MSD, Sook-Bin Woo MS, DMD, MMSc
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Synopsis

Nicotine stomatitis is a mucosal change of the palate more commonly associated with pipe or, less commonly, cigar smoking. It seems to develop in response to the heat rather than the chemicals in the smoke. Similar palatal mucosal changes have been reported in patients who drink very hot beverages frequently.

It does not have a pre-malignant potential and lesions may be present from weeks to years. Nicotine stomatitis is found more commonly in men older than 45 years of age with the additional risk factor of pipe or cigar smoking.

Related topic: Nicotine dependence

Codes

ICD10CM:
K12.1 – Other forms of stomatitis
Z72.0 – Tobacco use

SNOMEDCT:
109775009 – Contact stomatitis

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Last Updated:11/08/2019
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Nicotine stomatitis - Oral Mucosal Lesion
Nicotine stomatitis : Cigar smoking, Hard palate, Pipe smoking, Soft palate/tonsillar, Tobacco use, Oral papules
Clinical image of Nicotine stomatitis
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