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Scoring System for Oral Mucositis | Bone Marrow Transplantation

Purpose:

To use the scoring system of Walsh et al to evaluation a patient with oral mucositis associated with bone marrow transplantation.

Specialty:

Hematology Oncology
General Surgery & Anesthesiology
Neurology, Psychiatry, Ophthalmology & Otolaryngology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, adverse effects, prevention

ICD-10:

K12.3, Y43.4

Description:

Oral mucositis occurs as a complication of cytotoxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy given to ablate the bone marrow prior to bone marrow transplantation. Walsh et al developed a scoring system to help quantitate the severity of the mucositis. The authors are from the University of Queensland in Australia.

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