Infectious Disease Clinics of North America volume 21, issue 2, P503-522 2007 DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2007.03.003 View full text
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Joel B. Epstein

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 oromuco…

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