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PERDOMO LOVERA, M  y  CHIMENOS KLISTNER, E. Burning Mouth syndrome: actualization. Av Odontoestomatol [online]. 2003, vol.19, n.4, pp.193-202. ISSN 2340-3152.

Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a nosological entity, frequent in women in the menopausal period, which principal characteristic is a burning and/or pain sensation of the oral cavity (principally in the tongue). However, the oral mucosa often appears normal, with no apparent organic cause to account for the symptomatology. This syndrome is found to be related which a series of local and systemic factors as possible cause. Therefore is to be considerate a pathology with multifactorial etiology. The treatment is directed to improve the symptomatology and to control the factors. The proposal therapies, related to the control of local, systemic and psychological factors and some pharmacological indications, provide poor results. In general terms the BMS is still the object of many studies in the environment of the oral medicine, in order to search several aspects of diagnose and a more effective therapy.

Palabras clave : Burning mouth syndrome; glossodynia; menopause.

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