The Relationship between Burning Mouth Syndrome and Helicobacter pylori in the Oral Cavity

구강작열감증후군과 구강 내 Helicobacter pylori의 상호관련성

  • Kim, Jun-Ho (Department of Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, Chosun University) ;
  • Ryu, Ji-Won (Department of Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, Chosun University) ;
  • Yoon, Chang-Lyuk (Department of Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, Chosun University) ;
  • Ahn, Jong-Mo (Department of Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, Chosun University)
  • 김준호 (조선대학교 치의학전문대학원 구강내과학교실) ;
  • 유지원 (조선대학교 치의학전문대학원 구강내과학교실) ;
  • 윤창륙 (조선대학교 치의학전문대학원 구강내과학교실) ;
  • 안종모 (조선대학교 치의학전문대학원 구강내과학교실)
  • Received : 2011.04.09
  • Accepted : 2011.06.04
  • Published : 2011.06.30


Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is bacterial infection, with more than half of the world population infected and relates to many oral disease such oral lichen planus, recurrent aphthous ulceration, periodontal disease and halitosis and so on. Burning mouth syndrome(BMS) is defined as a burning sensation of the oral mucosa, lips, and/or tongue, in the absence of specific oral lesions. The etiology of BMS is suggested local, systemic and psychological factors and researchs related BMS and to infection of H. pyloir in the oral cavity are few. The purpose of this study was to evaluate relationship between burning mouth syndrome and H. pylori in the oral cavity. We recruited 21 subjects with burning mouth syndrome and 21 subjects as control group. Samples in the oral cavity were taken area of buccal mucosa, dorsum of the tongue and saliva. We analysed samples by nested polymerase chain reaction(PCR). The results were as follows: 1. Among 21 patients with burning mouth sydrome and 21 subjects of control group, 6(29%) and 3(14%) were positive respectively(P>0.05). 2. In detection rate of H. pylori in area taken sample, 3(14%), 2(10%) and 4(19%) were positive in buccal mucosa, dorsum of the tongue and saliva of patient and 2(10%) and 1(5%) were positive in dorsum of the tongue and saliva of control group(P>0.05). Conclusively, we can guess that H. pylori in the oral cavity is not related with burning mouth syndrome.


Buring mouth syndrome;Helicobacter pylori;nested polymerase chain reaction(PCR);oral cavity


Supported by : 조선대학교


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