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Mucositis Summary

Description: An INFLAMMATION of the MUCOSA with burning or tingling sensation. It is characterized by atrophy of the squamous EPITHELIUM, vascular damage, inflammatory infiltration, and ulceration. It usually occurs at the mucous lining of the MOUTH, the GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT or the airway due to chemical irritations, CHEMOTHERAPY, or radiation therapy (RADIOTHERAPY).

Also Known As: Mucositides

Networked: 2429 relevant articles (213 outcomes, 406 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Mucositis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Amifostine (Ethyol) : 15 outcomes 19 studies in 74 results : FDA 2 Generic
  2. Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor (GM-CSF) : 10 outcomes 16 studies in 41 results : IBA
  3. Fluorouracil (Carac) : 9 outcomes 30 studies in 169 results : FDA 33 Generic
  4. Glutamine (L-Glutamine) : 8 outcomes 17 studies in 49 results : FDA 1
  5. Sucralfate (Carafate) : 8 outcomes 15 studies in 29 results : FDA 4 Generic
  6. irinotecan (Camptosar) : 6 outcomes 9 studies in 37 results : FDA 19 Generic
  7. Chlorhexidine : 6 outcomes 6 studies in 26 results : IBA
  8. Benzydamine (Tantum) : 6 outcomes 5 studies in 24 results : IBA
  9. Fibroblast Growth Factor 7 : 5 outcomes 17 studies in 65 results : FDA 2
  10. Cisplatin (Platino) : 5 outcomes 5 studies in 37 results : FDA 6 Generic
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Diseases Related to Mucositis

  1. Pain (Aches)
  2. Neoplasms (Cancer)
  3. Head and Neck Neoplasms (Head and Neck Cancer)
  4. Neutropenia
  5. Stomatitis
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Key Therapies for Mucositis

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  1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy) : 62 outcomes 112 studies in 706 results
  2. Radiotherapy : 18 outcomes 55 studies in 299 results
  3. Oral Hygiene (Dental Hygiene) : 5 outcomes 5 studies in 37 results
  4. Cryotherapy (Therapy, Cold) : 3 outcomes 9 studies in 25 results
  5. Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) : 3 outcomes 7 studies in 21 results
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