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Br Med J (Clin Res Ed). 1988 Apr 30;296(6631):1243-6.

Prospective study of aetiological factors in burning mouth syndrome.

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Glasgow Dental Hospital and School.

Abstract

A prospective study of 150 consecutive patients with burning mouth syndrome and with a minimum follow up period of 18 months is reported. Factors related to dentures, to vitamin B complex deficiency, and to psychological abnormalities were found to be important, and undiagnosed diabetes mellitus, reduced salivary gland function, haematological deficiencies, candidal infection, parafunctional habits, and allergy might also play a part. Given a protocol for management which takes all these factors into account, some two thirds of patients can be cured or have their symptoms improved.

PMID:
3133028
PMCID:
PMC2545712
DOI:
10.1136/bmj.296.6631.1243
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