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LOPEZ CARRICHES, C et al. Clinical epidemiology study about the burning mouth syndrome. Av Odontoestomatol [online]. 2003, vol.19, n.4, pp.185-191. ISSN 2340-3152.

In burning mouth syndrome, patient refers a chronic pain that is not usually accompanied by mucosal lesions or another clinic signs. Although tongue is the most important location, lips, palate, yugal mucosa even throat and mouth floor can be affected, too. On the purpose of analysing the epidemiological aspects and to decide if this syndrome is associated with oral or systemic alterations a study was carried out with 25 burning mouth syndrome patients that came to the Surgery Unit of School of Dentistry of University Complutense of Madrid. A very important psychological component has been observed and most of the patients presented quite common characteristic and it can be affirmed that certain medicines like antidepressive take influence in this syndrome.

Palabras clave : Burning mouth syndrome; glossodynia; stomatodynia.

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