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Mucositis in the Cancer Patient and Immunosuppressed Host

Authors
Journal
Infectious Disease Clinics of North America
0891-5520
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
21
Issue
2
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2007.03.003
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Oral mucositis is a serious complication of cancer therapy and in severely immunosuppressed patients. In immunosuppressed patients, the signs and symptoms of infection often are muted because of limited host response, and accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment may be difficult. Prevention of mucosal breakdown, suppression of microbial colonization, control of viral reactivation, and effective management of severe xerostomia are all critical steps to reducing the overall morbidity and mortality of oromucosal infections.

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