chemotherapy-induced mucositis

chemotherapy-induced mucositis

Oral inflammation caused by medications, esp. those used to treat cancers or autoimmune diseases.

Patient care

Mucositis may alter a person's ability to brush his teeth, drink fluids, eat foods, sleep, or talk comfortably. If the patient has severe, painful sores, he may need a feeding tube for hydration and nutrition.

See also: mucositis
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A number of interventions are available for the prevention of mucositis secondary to cancer therapy; however, most are evaluated in chemotherapy-induced mucositis.
Thus, Aa-EE may be useful for protection against chemotherapy-induced mucositis, and clinical application thereof will be easier than development of other candidate agents.
Matrix metalloproteinases: key regulators in the pathogenesis of chemotherapy-induced mucositis? Cancer Chemother Pharmacol 2009; 64(1):1-9.
Keefe, "Matrix metalloproteinases: key regulators in the pathogenesis of chemotherapy-induced mucositis?" Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, vol.
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Lactobacillus brevis CD2 lozenges reduce radiation- and chemotherapy-induced mucositis in patients with head and neck cancer: a randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study.
Clinical and economic outcomes of chemotherapy-induced mucositis. Cancer.
Abimosleh said that disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, like inflammatory bowel diseases and chemotherapy-induced mucositis, are associated with malabsorption of food together with inflammation and ulceration of the bowel lining.
Light-Emitting Diode Therapy in Chemotherapy-Induced Mucositis. Laser Surg Med 2008;40;625-633.
Candies containing capsaicin have been promoted as an alternate analgesic treatment for chemotherapy-induced mucositis. (1,3,10)
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