Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 1996  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25--9

Oral mucosal lesions in patients with acute leukemias and related disorders due to cytotoxic therapy.


AM Baliga, VR Brave, HA Vyas 
 Nair Hospital Dental College, Bombay

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A M Baliga
Nair Hospital Dental College, Bombay

Forty-seven children afflicted with acute leukemia were studied at the Tata Memorial Hospital Bombay to record the occurrence of oral manifestations prior to and during chemotherapy. Lymphadenopathy was the most frequent single finding suggestive of leukemia during head and neck examination. Gingival abnormalities, bleeding gums and oral mucosal pallor were the other findings on initial oral examination. Due to immunosuppression caused by the chemotherapy drugs oral mucosal ulcerations, uncontrolled herpes, candidiasis and pseudomoniasis were observed.


How to cite this article:
Baliga A M, Brave V R, Vyas H A. Oral mucosal lesions in patients with acute leukemias and related disorders due to cytotoxic therapy. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 1996;14:25-9


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Baliga A M, Brave V R, Vyas H A. Oral mucosal lesions in patients with acute leukemias and related disorders due to cytotoxic therapy. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 1996 [cited 2020 Apr 5 ];14:25-9
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