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Clinical Trial Summary

Effectiveness of Zinc Supplementation in management of patients with symptomatic Benign Migratory Glossitis. Zinc supplements seems to be a therapeutic option as Migratory glossitis is a chronic disease knowing that it needs no treatment. Zinc deficiency can probably be a causative factor in filiform papillae atrophy. Studies have mentioned the role of zinc in wound healing and maintaining a healthy epithelium, as well as regeneration of filiform papillae. Geographic tongue is a disorder that affects the lingual papillae. It has been shown that zinc sulfate can contribute to the treatment of geographic tongue positively.

Clinical Trial Description

Forty-eight patients diagnosed with symptomatic benign migratory glossitis will be selected from Oral Medicine, Periodontology and Oral Diagnosis department, Faculty of dentistry, Ain shams university. Research ethical committee will review the protocol and the procedure will be explained to the patients and they will sign an informed consent. Seven days after the diagnosis and selection of patients with (BMG), the atrophic areas will be determined and the patients will attend a control checkup in order to exclude those with constant changing patterns of the red atrophic areas with raised keratotic margins. Only those patients who presented with constant atrophic areas with keratotic margins at the control checkup will be included during the study evaluation process, then the selected patient according the following inclusion and exclusion criteria will be randomly allocated into two groups. Patients met the eligibility criteria will be randomly assigned for 2 different groups using computer generated allocation concealment. Group I: Will include 24 patients with symptomatic BMG receiving Zinc Supplementation once daily and zinc rich diet for one month. (study group).Group II: Will include 24 patients with symptomatic BMG receiving zinc rich diet only For one month. (control group). Intensity of the discomfort will be monitored by the patients using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). Saliva will be collected from all included patients to evaluate zinc levels before treatment and one month after treatment only. ;

Study Design

NCT number NCT05190562
Study type Interventional
Source Ain Shams University
Status Active, not recruiting
Phase Phase 4
Start date September 6, 2021
Completion date March 30, 2022