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Burning mouth syndrome and squamous cell carcinoma: Coincidence or a new disease association

Todor Yordanov, Neli Koleva, Jenya Dimitrova, Elisaveta Popchristova, Irina Yungareva, Tsveta Kalinova, Sonya Marina

Abstract

Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is described as a burning feeling or sensation in the mouth in the absence of specific oral mucosa lesions. Patients with BМS often complain of paraesthesia (tingling sensation in the mouth), xerostomia (dry mouth sensation), changes in sense of taste and smell. In the past two decades, significant research of this condition has been conducted. Psychological, systemic and local factors probably play a role in the pathogenesis of BMS. We present a case of an 82-year-old female with burning sensation in the mouth and a coexisting growing lesion on her lower lip.

Keywords

burning mouth syndrome, stomatodynia, pain management

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.14748/ssm.v52i2.6651

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About The Authors

Todor Yordanov
Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases Medical Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
Bulgaria

Neli Koleva
Department of Clinical Pathology Medical Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
Bulgaria

Jenya Dimitrova
Department of Infectious Diseases, Parasitology and Dermatovenereology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Elisaveta Popchristova
Department of Clinical Pathology Medical Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
Bulgaria

Irina Yungareva
Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases Medical Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
Bulgaria

Tsveta Kalinova
Department of Infectious Diseases, Parasitology and Dermatovenereology, Faculty of Medicine, Medical University of Varna
Bulgaria

Sonya Marina
Department of Skin and Venereal Diseases Medical Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs
Bulgaria

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