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Chemotherapy- and radiotherapy-induced oral mucositis: pathobiology, epidemiology and management.
SADJ 2010; 65(8):372-4SADJ

Abstract

Oral mucositis is a debilitating complication of anticancer treatment, characterised by erythematous, atrophic, erosive or ulcerative lesions. Oral mucositis is almost always painful, affects eating, sleeping, and speech and affects the physiological and social well-being of the patient. The pathophysiology of the condition is not well understood. Guidelines to the treatment of oral mucositis are often contradictory so that there is no evidence based standard treatment protocol. Therefore the treatment is empiric. This paper offers a brief review of current knowledge of the pathophysiology and treatment of oral mucositis.

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Department of Periodontology and Oral Medicine, School of Oral Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Limpopo, Medunsa Campus, South Africa. lfeller@ul.ac.zaNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21133051

Citation

Feller, L, et al. "Chemotherapy- and Radiotherapy-induced Oral Mucositis: Pathobiology, Epidemiology and Management." SADJ : Journal of the South African Dental Association = Tydskrif Van Die Suid-Afrikaanse Tandheelkundige Vereniging, vol. 65, no. 8, 2010, pp. 372-4.
Feller L, Essop R, Wood NH, et al. Chemotherapy- and radiotherapy-induced oral mucositis: pathobiology, epidemiology and management. SADJ. 2010;65(8):372-4.
Feller, L., Essop, R., Wood, N. H., Khammissa, R. A., Chikte, U. M., Meyerov, R., & Lemmer, J. (2010). Chemotherapy- and radiotherapy-induced oral mucositis: pathobiology, epidemiology and management. SADJ : Journal of the South African Dental Association = Tydskrif Van Die Suid-Afrikaanse Tandheelkundige Vereniging, 65(8), pp. 372-4.
Feller L, et al. Chemotherapy- and Radiotherapy-induced Oral Mucositis: Pathobiology, Epidemiology and Management. SADJ. 2010;65(8):372-4. PubMed PMID: 21133051.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Chemotherapy- and radiotherapy-induced oral mucositis: pathobiology, epidemiology and management. AU - Feller,L, AU - Essop,R, AU - Wood,N H, AU - Khammissa,R A G, AU - Chikte,U M E, AU - Meyerov,R, AU - Lemmer,J, PY - 2010/12/8/entrez PY - 2010/12/8/pubmed PY - 2010/12/22/medline SP - 372 EP - 4 JF - SADJ : journal of the South African Dental Association = tydskrif van die Suid-Afrikaanse Tandheelkundige Vereniging JO - SADJ VL - 65 IS - 8 N2 - Oral mucositis is a debilitating complication of anticancer treatment, characterised by erythematous, atrophic, erosive or ulcerative lesions. Oral mucositis is almost always painful, affects eating, sleeping, and speech and affects the physiological and social well-being of the patient. The pathophysiology of the condition is not well understood. Guidelines to the treatment of oral mucositis are often contradictory so that there is no evidence based standard treatment protocol. Therefore the treatment is empiric. This paper offers a brief review of current knowledge of the pathophysiology and treatment of oral mucositis. SN - 1029-4864 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21133051/Chemotherapy__and_radiotherapy_induced_oral_mucositis:_pathobiology_epidemiology_and_management_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -