Assessment of oral complications in children receiving chemotherapy.
J Clin Pediatr Dent. 2007;31(4):267-73
Authors: El-Housseiny AA, Saleh SM, El-Masry AA, Allam AA
The aim of this study was to assess the early oral complications in pediatric patients receiving chemotherapy. An interview and oral examination was conducted on 150 pediatric cancer patients receiving standard dose chemotherapy. Results showed that oral pain and dry mouth were the most frequent patients' complaints. The prevalences of chemotherapy-induced oral mucositis and oral infections were relatively high. The chemotherapeutic antimetabolites were the most frequently associated with oral complications than other types of chemotherapy. The present results indicate that the oral complications among patients receiving chemotherapy are common.
PMID: 19161064 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]