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Oral care in paediatric cancer patients 

Oral care in paediatric cancer patients
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Oral care in paediatric cancer patients
Author(s):

Alessandra Majorana

and Fulvio Porta

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199543588.003.0026
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date: 22 October 2019

Chapter 26 discusses how oral complications are common consequences for paediatric patients undergoing systemic chemotherapy, head and neck radiotherapy, and HSCT. Indeed, children and adolescents develop more acute/long-term oral side effects than adults (overall incidence: 30–100%). Oral complications are a significant cause of morbidity, and a potential cause of mortality. The more common oral side effects are discussed here.

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