An apparent unusual relationship between rampant caries and the oral mucosal manifestations of chronic graft-versus-host disease

James W. Curtis, Gretchen B. Caughman

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Abstract

Oral complications of chronic graft-versus-host disease are well known and may be present in up to 80% of persons with the condition. A case involving a 29-year-old woman with chronic graft-versus-host disease after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation is presented to illustrate how oral mucosal lesions may be adversely affected by severe caries. A variety of extensive mucosal lesions were continually irritated by the sharp edges of the carious teeth. Full-mouth extractions facilitated the complete resolution of the oral lesions. The patient has had no recurrence of oral lesions 4 years after the extractions and has shown no adverse mucosal changes 3 1 2 years after rehabilitation with complete dentures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-272
Number of pages6
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology
Volume78
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1994

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Dentistry(all)

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