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Human Studies

2019 Jul

Eur J Pain



Neurophysiology and genetics of burning mouth syndrome.


Kolkka M, Forssell H, Virtanen A, Puhakka A, Pesonen U, Jääskeläinen SK
Eur J Pain. 2019 Jul; 23(6):1153-1161.
PMID: 30793423.


Neuropathic mechanisms are involved in burning mouth syndrome (BMS), and variation of the dopamine D2 receptor (DRD2) gene contributes to experimental pain perception. We investigated whether neurophysiologic findings differ in BMS patients compared to healthy controls, and whether 957C>T polymorphism of the DRD2 gene influences thermal sensitivity or pain experience in BMS.