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chlorhexidine
Prevention of Chemotherapy-Induced Mucositis
By HCat at 2007-01-12 06:22
 


    Mucositisterm from chemotherapyterm can be prevented with cryotherapyterm or chlohexadine rinses. Mucositis is an inflammation (and dying) of the cells that line the mouth, throat, and the rest of the digestive tract. It is a common side effect seen in chemotherapy and radiation treatment but seems to be under reported in statistics. Its symptoms can include ulcers and raw sores in the mouth as well as loss of taste and difficulty eating. A supportive care abstract from the Annals of Oncology recently reported findings at the 31st Congress of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) (abstract 988 O).

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