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J Am Acad Dermatol. 1996 Jan;34(1):91-8.

The burning mouth syndrome.

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Department of Oral Diagnosis/Pathology, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, USA.

Abstract

The burning mouth syndrome is characterized by burning and painful sensations of the mouth in the absence of significant mucosal abnormalities. For patients in whom no causative factor can be identified, empiric antifungal, nutritional, and estrogen replacement therapy can be initiated. If these fail, long-term therapy with antidepressants, benzodiazepines, and clonazepam can be considered. Topical capsaicin and laser therapy have been reported beneficial in a few patients.

PMID:
8543701
DOI:
10.1016/s0190-9622(96)90840-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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