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<br /> Treatment Strategies - Oral Mucositis<br /> Management of Oral Mucositis in Oncology<br /> a report by Christof Scheid,1 Neville Davidson2 and David Houghton3<br /> 1. Department I of Internal Medicine, University of Cologne; 2. Department of Oncology, Broomfield Hospital,<br /> Chelmsford, Essex; 3. Pharmacy Department, Rivers Hospital, Sawbridgeworth, Herts.<br /> Introduction<br /> Oral mucositis (OM) is caused by the direct toxic effect of<br /> chemotherapy and radiation therapy on the oral epithelium,<br /> which in turn may lead to injury and disruption of the oral<br /> mucosal barrier in cancer patients.1 Factors contributing to<br /> disruption of the oral barrier and the onset of OM include<br /> the type of agents used, use of oral preventive measures<br /> and the individual patient’s response.1,2<br /> OM is a debilitating condition in cancer patients which may<br /> result in the delay of subsequent chemotherapy and<br /> radiotherapy treatment cyc<a title="ePrint Eusapharm page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1d6629e7?page=1"> Treatment Strategies - Oral Mucositis Man</a> <a title="ePrint Eusapharm page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1d6629e7?page=2"> Treatment Strategies - Oral Mucositis had devel</a> <a title="ePrint Eusapharm page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1d6629e7?page=3"> Practical Aspects of Oral Mucositis Management in</a> <a title="ePrint Eusapharm page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1d6629e7?page=4"> Treatment Strategies - Oral Mucositis Case 1 - </a> <a title="ePrint Eusapharm page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1d6629e7?page=5"> Professor Neville Davidson (FRCP, FRCR), Departme</a> <a title="ePrint Eusapharm page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1d6629e7?page=6"> Treatment Strategies - Oral Mucositis Case 2 – </a> <a title="ePrint Eusapharm page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1d6629e7?page=7"> Treatment Strategies - Oral Mucositis (ET). Sh</a> <a title="ePrint Eusapharm page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/1d6629e7?page=8"> </a>