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Revista Uruguaya de Medicina Interna

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JELDRES, Mathias et al. Pathogenesis and treatment of mucositis associated with radiotherapy and / or chemotherapy treatment in patients with head and neck cancer. Rev. Urug. Med. Int. [online]. 2021, vol.6, n.1, pp.4-13.  Epub Mar 01, 2021. ISSN 2393-6797.

Mucositis is a frequent and disabling adverse effect in cancer patients who received radiation therapy and chemotherapy at high doses and often discontinues treatment. Although it is an entity that has great relevance in patients and an important economic impact in health institutions, there are no clearly established or modified treatments to improve this condition. The objective of this review is to analyze the available evidence in the treatment of mucositis, and the scientific support and impact of behaviors commonly taken in its treatment.

Keywords : oral mucositis- mouth pain- Chemotherapy- Cancer treatment- oral radiation.

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