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Quintessence Int 40 (2009), No. 9     31. Aug. 2009
Quintessence Int 40 (2009), No. 9  (31.08.2009)

Page 719-721, PubMed:19862397

Intraoral contact mucositis induced by cinnamon-flavored chewing gum - A case report
Siqueira, Adriane S. / Santos, Cibelle C. O. / Cristino, Márcio R. / Silva, Denise C. / Pinheiro, Maria das Gracas R. / Pinheiro, Joao J. V.
Contact mucositis is an inflammatory mucosal reaction caused by many agents. A case of a 53-year-old man with contact-type allergy in oral mucosa due to cinnamon chewing gum is presented. This condition should be considered in the differential diagnosis of nonspecific oral lesions.

Keywords: allergic reaction, cinnamic aldehyde, cinnamon, hypersensitivity, oral mucosa, oral mucositis