Pathophysiology of primary burning mouth syndrome

  title={Pathophysiology of primary burning mouth syndrome},
  author={Satu K. J{\"a}{\"a}skel{\"a}inen},
  journal={Clinical Neurophysiology},
Primary burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is severe, disabling and chronic intraoral pain condition for which no local or systemic cause can be found and clinical examination is normal. It mostly affects elderly citizens, especially postmenopausal women with prevalence up to 12-18%. In addition to spontaneous burning pain, patients may complain of taste alterations. Recent neurophysiologic, psychophysical, neuropathological, and functional imaging studies have elucidated that several neuropathic… CONTINUE READING


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