Oropharyngeal mucositis complicating bone marrow transplantation: prognostic factors and the effect of chlorhexidine mouth rinse.


Oral mucosal ulceration complicating bone marrow transplantation interferes with patients' comfort, nutrition and may lead to systemic infection derived from the mouth. The mucosal injury results from epithelial damage due to the cytotoxic effects of chemotherapy and radiation conditioning as well as from superficial oropharyngeal infection. Because… (More)