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Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal (Ed. impresa)

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PALACIOS SANCHEZ, Maria F.; JORDANA COMIN, Xavier  and  GARCIA SIVOLI, Carlos E.. Burning mouth syndrome: A retrospective study of 140 cases in a sample of catalan population. Med. oral patol. oral cir. bucal (Ed.impr.) [online]. 2005, vol.10, n.5, pp.388-393. ISSN 1698-4447.

The results of analyzing etiologic and clinical factors, and their connection with the burning mouth syndrome (BMS) in a sample of Catalan (Barcelona, Spain) population are presented in this work. The purpose of this study is to establish connections between BMS and the following variables: age, sex, overt depression, masked depression, cancerophobia, dry mouth, foreign body sensation in the mouth, and burning. 140 clinical cases of patients diagnosed with the disease and 140 cases of control patients are studied here. The data were statistically analyzed to study connections as well as the disease and variables frequency. The obtained results will help understanding possible connections of the studied etiologic and clinical factors with the disease, as well as the course of BMS, and its consequences in the Catalan population.

Keywords : Burning mouth syndrome; symptomatic factors; etiologic factors; descriptive study; retrospective study; catalan population.

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