Prophylactic treatment of mycotic mucositis in radiotherapy of patients with head and neck cancers.

@article{Ko2003ProphylacticTO,
  title={Prophylactic treatment of mycotic mucositis in radiotherapy of patients with head and neck cancers.},
  author={Mehmet Koç and Esin Aktaş},
  journal={Japanese journal of clinical oncology},
  year={2003},
  volume={33 2},
  pages={57-60}
}
BACKGROUND Patients undergoing radiotherapy for head and neck cancer are at increased risk of developing oral candidiasis. The objective of this study was to investigate the clinical Candida mucositis and interruptions in radiotherapy in patients suffering from head and neck cancer, receiving fluconazole in comparison with a control group without specific prophylaxis. METHODS Eighty consecutive patients were randomized in a prospective double-blind trial of prophylactic oral fluconazole or… CONTINUE READING
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