J Dent Sci 2021 Oct 19;16(4):1110-1116. Epub 2021 Jun 19.
Department of Dentistry, National Taiwan University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan.
Background/purpose: Our previous study found that 70 of 884 burning mouth syndrome (BMS) patients have serum gastric parietal cell antibody (GPCA) positivity but without thyroglobulin antibody (TGA) and thyroid microsomal antibody (TMA) (so-called GPCATGA-TMA-BMS patients). This study assessed whether these 70 GPCATGA-TMA-BMS patients had significantly higher frequencies of macrocytosis, anemia, hematinic deficiencies, and hyperhomocysteinemia than 553 GPCA-negative, TGA-negative, and TMA-negative BMS (GPCA-TGA-TMA-BMS) patients or 442 healthy control subjects.
Materials And Methods: Complete blood count, serum iron, vitamin B12, folic acid, homocysteine, GPCA, TGA, and TMA levels in 70 GPCATGA-TMA-BMS patients, 553 GPCA-TGA-TMA-BMS patients, and 442 healthy control subjects were measured and compared. Read More