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IHS Diagnosis ICD-10
13.18.5 Burning mouth syndrome [code to specify aetiology] G44.847  


An intraoral burning sensation for which no medical or dental cause can be found.

Diagnostic criteria:

  1. Pain in the mouth present daily and persisting for most of the day
  2. Oral mucosa is of normal appearance
  3. Local and systemic diseases have been excluded


Pain may be confined to the tongue (glossodynia). Subjective dryness of the mouth, paraesthesia and altered taste may be associated symptoms.