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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Dental and Oral Health (Adults)
Lyme & burning mouth syndrome
Have you ever heard of lyme disease being an underlying cause of burning mouth syndrome? It seems plausible, since it can cause a variety of neuropathies, but is there anything more detailed on this specific topic?
Plausibility runs into trying to exclude a coincidental occurrence of Lyme and burning mouth in the same person. Unfortunately, there is not enough data at this time to help us decide.
John R Kalmar, DMD, PhD
Clinical Professor of Pathology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University