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Quintessence Int. 2009 Oct;40(9):719-21.

Intraoral contact mucositis induced by cinnamon-flavored chewing gum--a case report.

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  • 1Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo (USP), São Paulo, Brazil.


Contact mucositis is an inflammatory mucosal reaction caused by many agents. A case of a 53-year-old man with contact-type allergy in oral mucosa due to cinnamon chewing gum is presented. This condition should be considered in the differential diagnosis of nonspecific oral lesions.

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