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Mucositis

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)

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Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

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

Experts

1. Gibson, Rachel J: 37 articles (11/2015 - 07/2002)
2. Bowen, Joanne M: 28 articles (07/2015 - 09/2005)
3. Howarth, Gordon S: 28 articles (01/2015 - 05/2003)
4. Keefe, Dorothy M K: 25 articles (01/2010 - 07/2002)
5. Stringer, Andrea M: 24 articles (07/2015 - 01/2007)
6. Sonis, Stephen T: 23 articles (01/2013 - 01/2002)
7. Butler, Ross N: 20 articles (12/2012 - 05/2003)
8. Epstein, Joel B: 18 articles (11/2013 - 07/2002)
9. Logan, Richard M: 17 articles (07/2015 - 01/2007)
10. Keefe, Dorothy M: 15 articles (11/2015 - 06/2006)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Mucositis:
1. Amifostine (Ethyol)FDA LinkGeneric
2. Granulocyte-Macrophage Colony-Stimulating Factor (GM-CSF)IBA
3. Fluorouracil (Carac)FDA LinkGeneric
4. Glutamine (L-Glutamine)FDA Link
5. Sucralfate (Carafate)FDA LinkGeneric
6. irinotecan (Camptosar)FDA LinkGeneric
7. ChlorhexidineIBA
8. Benzydamine (Tantum)IBA
9. Fibroblast Growth Factor 7FDA Link
10. Cisplatin (Platino)FDA LinkGeneric

Therapies and Procedures

1. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
2. Radiotherapy
3. Oral Hygiene (Dental Hygiene)
4. Cryotherapy (Therapy, Cold)
5. Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT)