Supportive Care in Cancer

, Volume 14, Issue 6, pp 528–532

Antimicrobials, mucosal coating agents, anesthetics, analgesics, and nutritional supplements for alimentary tract mucositis

  • Andrei Barasch
  • Sharon Elad
  • Arnold Altman
  • Kathryn Damato
  • Joel Epstein
Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00520-006-0066-1

Cite this article as:
Barasch, A., Elad, S., Altman, A. et al. Support Care Cancer (2006) 14: 528. doi:10.1007/s00520-006-0066-1


This review focuses on the value of several groups of agents for the prevention and treatment of mucositis. The review refers to alimentary mucositis as a generalized term that includes oral mucositis and gastrointestinal mucositis. This paper is part of the systematic review made by the mucositis study group which operates in the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC)/International Society of Oral Oncology (ISOO). Several new guidelines are suggested in this review as an update to the primary systematic review that was published by the same group in 2004.


Mucositis Antimicrobials Coating agents Anesthetics Analgesics Nutritional supplement 

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© Springer-Verlag 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrei Barasch
    • 1
  • Sharon Elad
    • 2
  • Arnold Altman
    • 3
  • Kathryn Damato
    • 4
  • Joel Epstein
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic Sciences, School of DentistryUniversity of AlabamaBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Department of Oral MedicineHebrew University-Hadassah, School of Dental MedicineJerusalemIsrael
  3. 3.Hematology/Oncology Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Hartford WhalersChildhood Cancer University of Connecticut Health CenterFarmingtonUSA
  4. 4.University of ConnecticutFarmingtonUSA
  5. 5.Department of Oral Medicine and Diagnostic Sciences (m/c 838)University of IllinoisChicagoUSA

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