Abstract OBJECTIVES. A case of gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is presented; this pathology implies a continuous acid flow from stomach to mouth inducing intra- and extra-oesophageal clinical manifestations. Although there are many studies indicating the effects of acid flow on dental tissues, relatively few studies show the effects of GERD on the oral mucosa. CASE REPORT. A female patient with diagnosis of burning mouth syndrome was examinated. Medical history indicated a severe alteration of gastro-oesophageal motility and, as a consequence, a large number of emetic attacks. B12 vitamin and folic acid values showed a drastic reduction. Red blood cell count indicated a severe anaemia. Both history and clinical examination revealed a marked xerostomia. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS. A specific clinical protocol was applied in order to control haematic alterations on one hand and xerostomia on the other hand. As a result, a gradual improvement of oral conditions was achieved. Therefore, oral mucosa in patients suffering from gastrooesophageal disorders should be carefully examinated. In case of oral alterations blood analysis and a oral evaluation, in addition to gastro-oesophageal check up, should be taken in consideration.
|Autori:||Ricci M; Barone A; Genovesi A; Covani U|
|Titolo:||Oral complications of gastro-esophageal reflux disease [Complicazioni orali del paziente con disordini gastroesofagei]|
|Anno del prodotto:||2010|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|