oa South African Family Practice - Burning mouth syndrome : CPD article
|Article Title||Burning mouth syndrome : CPD article|
|© Publisher:||Medpharm Publications|
|Journal||South African Family Practice|
|Author||A.W. Van Zyl|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||8 - 10|
|Keyword(s)||Burning mouth syndrome, Dysgeusia, Oral pain, University of Pretoria and Xerostomia|
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic condition characterised by a burning sensation of the tongue and other sites, usually without associated clinical or laboratory findings. These patients, mainly postmenopausal women, often present with dry mouth (xerostomia) and taste alterations. BMS may present in an idiopathic (primary) form or in association with local or systemic abnormalities (secondary). A detailed history and oral examination are important to help direct patient management.
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