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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 134-138

Oral complications in an irradiated patient: A case report with review of the literature

1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, MES Dental College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India
2 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, MES Dental College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India

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Abdulla Mufeed
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, MES Dental College, Perinthalmanna, Malappuram - 679 321, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-433X.155478

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The harmful effects of radiation and chemotherapy are well-documented, and lots of research has been carried out to minimize the hazardous effects. By which, we have moved ahead in this regard and now able to deliver the treatment with minimal morbidities. However, the follow-up of patients during the postradiation/chemotherapy is usually dependent on general practitioners in most developing countries. The knowledge and awareness of these health issues among the medical and dental general practitioners are deficient. We present here, one of our patients who encountered a multitude of oral problems secondary to radio-chemotherapy along with a brief discussion.

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