Hong Kong Med J 2014;20(Suppl 7):S4-8
Oral mucositis in paediatric patients after chemotherapy for cancer
WY Ip, JB Epstein, V Lee, HL Yuen, R Li, DR Thompson, WB Goggins, KKF Cheng
The Nethersole School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1. Oral mucositis (OM) is common among paediatric patients receiving chemotherapy.
2. Paediatric patients who are neutropaenic, with high levels of anxiety, or with a history of OM have a greater risk and an earlier onset of OM.
3. OM has negative effects on clinical outcomes and the patient’s life, including on oral function and quality of life.