Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Dermatol Ther. 2010 May-Jun;23(3):291-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1529-8019.2010.01325.x.

Burning mouth syndrome.

Author information

  • Department of Dermatology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. torgerson.rochelle@mayo.edu

Abstract

Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic condition characterized by burning of the oral mucosa, with or without dysgeusia and xerostomia, in the setting of no underlying systemic disease or identifiable abnormalities on physical examination or laboratory testing. BMS disproportionately affects postmenopausal women. The pathophysiology of the disease is unknown; no single treatment has proven universally successful. In light of these shortcomings, having a practical approach to the evaluation and management of patients with BMS can improve both patient quality of life and physician satisfaction.

PMID:
20597947
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Blackwell Publishing
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk