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Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 1986 Aug;14(4):231-2.

Fordyce's granules in the oral mucosa of adult Israeli Jews.


The prevalence of Fordyce's granules in a group of 2,462 Israeli Jews was determined. Fordyce's granules were observed in 94.9% of the entire sample. The most common location was the vermilion border of the upper lip (82.2%), followed by the retromolar area (73.3%), the buccal mucosa (65.9%) and the vermilion border of the lower lip (29.2%). The granules were common in men. A significant difference in prevalence was found between the Ashkenazi group and each of the other two ethnic groups.

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