Comparison of oral mucosal pH values in bulimia nervosa, GERD, BMS patients and healthy population

D. J. Aframian*, M. Ofir, R. Benoliel

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    Abstract

    The aim of this study was to compare the oral mucosal pH in healthy individuals to patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), Bulimia nervosa (BN) and burning mouth syndrome (BMS).Subjects and methods: Using a flat pH meter sensor, pH levels were established in eight mucosal sites in 26 healthy individuals, 26 GERD patients, 22 BN patients and 29 BMS patients.Results: A significantly lower pH was found in the BN and GERD groups (6.38 ± 00.45, 6.51 ± 0.32 respectively, P < 0.05) and a higher, but non-significant, pH level in the BMS group (7.01 ± 0.34, P > 0.05) compared with the control (C) group (6.82 ± 0.33).Conclusions: BMS patients showed no pH differences from C group. The mucosa of BN and GERD patients was significantly acidic relative with controls; thus this simple technique may serve as a diagnostic tool for identifying gastro-esophageal conditions.

    Original languageAmerican English
    Pages (from-to)807-811
    Number of pages5
    JournalOral Diseases
    Volume16
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Nov 2010

    Keywords

    • Bulimia nervosa
    • Burning mouth syndrome
    • Gastro-esophageal reflux disease
    • Oral mucosa
    • PH

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