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BTDMJB. 2014; 10(3): 128-129

Tamoxifen-related chronic aphthous stomatitis: Case report

Mustafa Yıldırım, Döndü Üsküdar Cansu, Cem Parlak, Mustafa Yıldız, Çetin Kaya.

Tamoxifen is a member of the selective estrogen modulator (SERM) family. SERMs exert selective agonist or antagonist effects on various estrogen target tissues. Tamoxifen is used as an adjuvant treatment in early and advanced breast cancer patients. Aphthous oral ulcers are painful lesions of the oral mucosa and are common in the general population. Usually the etiology is unknown. Herein we present a patient with breast cancer who had recurrent oral aphthous lesions that occurred following tamoxifen treatment.

Key words: Tamoxifen, aphthous stomatitis, side effect

Article Language: Turkish English

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