Burning mouth syndrome: clinical profile of Brazilian patients and oral carriage of Candida species.

@article{Cavalcanti2007BurningMS,
  title={Burning mouth syndrome: clinical profile of Brazilian patients and oral carriage of Candida species.},
  author={Desir{\'e}e Rosa Cavalcanti and Esther Goldenberg Birman and Dante Migliari and Fernando Ricardo Xavier da Silveira},
  journal={Brazilian dental journal},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 4},
  pages={341-5}
}
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a complex disease of unknown cause. It is characterized by a burning sensation in the oral mucosa, notwithstanding its clinical normal aspect. BMS is particularly seen in postmenopausal women. The purpose of this study was to investigate this syndrome on a clinical basis and, in addition, to analyze its possible relation to the frequency of Candida species. Thirty-one patients (28 women and 3 men; 13 Caucasians and 18 non-Caucasians; mean age = 61.3, range 30-85… CONTINUE READING

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