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Natl J Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Jul;1(2):127-34. doi: 10.4103/0975-5950.79214.

Prevention and management of antineoplastic therapy induced oral mucositis.

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Department of Periodontics and Community Dentistry, Dr. Z.A. Dental College, Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India.


With the scientific advancements in the management of malignant diseases, the treatment is expensive and bears high morbidity in term of oral mucositis. It is a debilitating condition and has been researched extensively for its pathogenesis and treatment. Various treatment options include barrier forming, mucosal protectants, mouth rinses, growth factors, lasers and midline-sparing procedures. Some agents are used locally while others are administered systemically. Despite the availability of a wide range of treatment options for mucositis, a cost-effective treatment is yet to be evolved.


Antineoplastic therapy; mucosal protectants; oral mucositis

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