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GONZALEZ MARTIN, Sara; CAMARA CUADRADO, María Josefa  and  TREVISSON REDONDO, Bibiana. Oral mucosal diseases in geriatric patients with aerosol therapy: bibliographic review. Gerokomos [online]. 2019, vol.30, n.2, pp.72-75. ISSN 1134-928X.

Introduction and objectives:

This study aims to describe the activities to implement to improve the treatment as the prevention of oral disease, especially oral mycosis, in the geriatric population with aerosol therapy.


A bibliographic review process has been carried out in different national (CUIDEN) and international (Cochrane and PubMed) electronic databases, completing it with a manual search in clinical practice guides and search engines, and with a secondary search of articles. Publications published between January 2013 and March 2018 have been accepted.


The reduction of aerosol therapy doses, the correct oral hygiene and the adequate cleaning of the aerosol therapy devices are found as activities for the treatment and prevention of oral lesions, mainly oral candidiasis.


It is considered necessary to conduct homogeneous studies focused on the geriatric population, especially in the prevention of these pathologies, overcoming the methodological limitations found.

Keywords : Oral candidiasis; mycoses; aerosols; geriatric nursing; primary prevention.

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