Duration of Mucositis: Far Longer than 2 to 4 Weeks and May Be Avoidable Altogether

Ricky Wayne McCullough ¹· ², MD, MSc

¹Translational Medicine Research Center of Mueller Medical International; Storrs-Mansfield CT 06268 USA; ²Department of Medicine & Emergency Medicine; Veterans Administration Medical Center, Teaching Hospital; Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University; Providence, Rhode Island 02908 USA

*Corresponding author: Ricky W. McCullough MD, MSc at Mueller Medical International Translational Medicine Research Center 1768 Storrs Road, Storrs-Mansfield CT 06268; Department of Medicine and Emergency Medicine Providence Veterans Administration Hospital, Brown University Teaching Hospital, 830 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence RI. E-mail: glencopelph@aol.com , Phone: 860-477-0961

Published: December 23, 2014.


Précis: The impression oral mucositis is a brief consequence of chemoradiation is misguided.  Patient-reported clinically significant oral mucositis may last 46 to 102 days depending on the cancer treatment, and may possibly be avoided with polymerized cross-linked sucralfate.


Mucositis; Chemoradiation; Sucralfate; Polymerized Sucralfate.
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