Etiology and outcome of oral mucosal lesions in children on chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

@article{Anirudhan2008EtiologyAO,
  title={Etiology and outcome of oral mucosal lesions in children on chemotherapy for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.},
  author={Deepa Anirudhan and Sameer Bakhshi and Immaculata Xess and Shobha Broor and Laxman Singh Arya},
  journal={Indian pediatrics},
  year={2008},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={47-51}
}
Microbiological cultures were taken from oral cavity and blood in 100 mucositis episodes in 70 children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL). Oral mucositis was commonest in neutropenic children during induction chemotherapy. Fungal organisms (n=39) were commonest isolate from mucosa followed by bacteria (n=28). Isolation of organism from oral cavity had no association with those isolated from blood. Herpes serology was positive in 16% episodes compared to 2% of controls. Obtaining cultures… CONTINUE READING