Oral Manifestation in Patients With SARS-CoV2 Infection.


The oral cavity is particularly susceptible to viral infection with several viruses such as herpes simplex virus, cytomegalovirus and Zika virus because of its structures, especially salivary glands and soft tissues Moreover, oral mucosa can be affected by secondary pathological process of a bacterial or fungal nature due to viral immunosuppression. The oral cavity could be considered a "biological barometer" of both viral infection and viral immunosuppression advancement .

Study Type

  • Study Type: Observational
  • Study Design
    • Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
  • Study Primary Completion Date: May 30, 2021

Detailed Description

The SARS-Cov2 virus was identified in china at the end of 2019 and spread worldwide causing a global pandemic. Current research showed that SARS-Cov2 virus invades human cells via the receptor angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) through scRNA-seq data analyses. The study identified the organs that are at risk and are vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2 infection. Therefore, cells with ACE2 receptor distribution may become host cells for the virus and cause inflammatory response in related organs and tissues, such as the tongue mucosa and salivary glands. These results suggest that oral mucosa could be a target of SARS-CoV-2 infection . Although many authors reported the presence of oral lesion associated with SARS-CoV2 infection, the prevalence of the oral manifestation and the range of oral manifestation are still unknown. Further studies are necessary to better understanding of the symptoms of the SARS-CoV2 virus in order to faster detection. A multidisciplinary team following the patients could be the key in treatment of the infection and faster recovery.

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • oral manifestation
    • Time Frame: one week
    • describe the patient oral manifestation

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • A diagnosis of SARS-CoV2 with PCR. – Age range from 18-60 years old Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy or contraceptive pills – Lactation – Any auto-immune disease that could affect the oral mucosa – On any neoplastic therapy. – Uncontrolled diabetes

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 60 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: No

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Fayoum University
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Alshaimaa Ahmed shabaan, associate professor in oral & maxillofacial Surgery Department – Fayoum University
  • Overall Contact(s)
    • Alshaimaa A Mohamed, PhD, +201006047940, aas16@fayoum.edu.eg

Citations Reporting on Results

La Rosa GRM, Libra M, De Pasquale R, Ferlito S, PedullĂ  E. Association of Viral Infections With Oral Cavity Lesions: Role of SARS-CoV-2 Infection. Front Med (Lausanne). 2021 Jan 14;7:571214. doi: 10.3389/fmed.2020.571214. eCollection 2020. Review.

Halboub E, Al-Maweri SA, Alanazi RH, Qaid NM, Abdulrab S. Orofacial manifestations of COVID-19: a brief review of the published literature. Braz Oral Res. 2020 Oct 30;34:e124. doi: 10.1590/1807-3107bor-2020.vol34.0124. eCollection 2020. Review.

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