Oral mucositis in pediatric patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: clinical outcomes in a context of specialized oral care using low-level laser therapy.

@article{Eduardo2015OralMI,
  title={Oral mucositis in pediatric patients undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation: clinical outcomes in a context of specialized oral care using low-level laser therapy.},
  author={Fernanda de Paula Eduardo and Let{\'i}cia de Mello Bezinelli and Danielle Lima Corr{\^e}a de Carvalho and Roberta Marques da Graça Lopes and Juliana Folloni Fernandes and Melina Brumatti and Carolina Sgaroni Camargo Vince and Alessandra Milani Prandini de Azambuja and Cristina Vogel and Nelson Hamerschlak and Luciana Corr{\^e}a},
  journal={Pediatric transplantation},
  year={2015},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={
          316-25
        }
}
OM is a painful inflammatory condition of the oral mucosa, derived from the toxic effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. High OM severity is frequently present in HSCT pediatric patients, who exhibit multiple painful ulcers that limit their mastication and swallowing, leading to poor nutritional status. Few studies have demonstrated OM clinical outcomes in young patients undergoing HSCT. Feasibility of oral care and LLLT on OM prophylaxis and treatment is also poorly discussed. The aim of… CONTINUE READING
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