Burning mouth syndrome and saliva: detection of salivary trace elements and cytokines


Pekiner F. N. , Guemrue B., Demirel G. Y. , Oezbayrak S.

JOURNAL OF ORAL PATHOLOGY & MEDICINE, vol.38, no.3, pp.269-275, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 38 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1600-0714.2008.00734.x
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ORAL PATHOLOGY & MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.269-275
  • Keywords: anxiety, burning mouth syndrome, cytokines, magnesium, saliva, trace elements, MAJOR DEPRESSION, FLOW-RATE, MAGNESIUM, PAIN, INTERLEUKIN-6, GLOSSODYNIA, ASSOCIATION, DIAGNOSIS, SYMPTOMS, ILLNESS

Abstract

Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is considered a syndrome with an unknown cause. Roles of various trace elements and cytokines in saliva have been implicated in the development of BMS. The aim of the present study was to compare the levels of salivary trace elements [magnesium (Mg), zinc (Zn), copper (Cu)] and interleukin (IL)-2 and IL-6, and to search for a correlation between depression/anxiety and salivary trace elements and cytokines in BMS patients and controls.