ORAL MUCOSITIS IN CHILDREN – ADVERSE EFFECT OR LIFE THREATENING CONDITION? THE NEED FOR AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH

Dr. Cristian-Petru Dușa, Dr. Mirabela Alecsa, Prof. Dr. Ingrith Miron, Prof. Dr. Cristina Gavrilovici, Asist. Univ. Dr. Magdalena Stârcea

ABSTRACT
Oral mucositis in children is a frequent and severe consequence of chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy with an important impact on the prognosis of the underlying disease. This paper aims to provide an update on oral mucositis from a pediatric point of view. Thus, we will present pathophisiological and clinical issues as well as the main therapeutic options. We will conclude by pointing out the methods linked with the best results in both prophylaxis and treatment, continuously emphasising the need to integrate a dentist in the pediatric oncology management team

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