Comparison of chemotherapy and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation pre and postterm DMFT scores: a preliminary study.

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Ertas E. T. , Kurnaz F. , Zorba Y. O. , KOÇYİĞİT I. , Sisman Y., KAYNAR L. , ...More

Nigerian journal of clinical practice, vol.17, no.1, pp.32-7, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/1119-3077.122831
  • Title of Journal : Nigerian journal of clinical practice
  • Page Numbers: pp.32-7


Aims: Chemotherapy is frequently used as a conditioning regimen to destroy malignant marrow cells before transplantation. Xerostomia, dysphagia, altered taste perception, mucositis, soft-tissue ulceration, and infection are common adverse oral effects of chemotherapy. The study was aimed to compare decayed, missing, filled teeth (DMFT) scores before and after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) and chemotherapy.