Nutrition-related Disorders

Hasibullah Siffeti, Claire Taylor, Christian Sina*

*Corresponding author for this work


Nutrition-related disorders are closely intertwined with oral health. Thus, nutritional imbalances due to undernutrition and overnutrition can result in compromised oral health. Nutritional shortcomings and excesses of macroand micronutrients result in distinct diseases and are further associated with pathological changes of the oral mucosa. In addition, nutrition-related disorders are associated with systemic inflammation and immunosuppression, which in turn leads to increased rates of oral infection and inflammatory oral mucosal tissue remodelling. Depending on the underlying nutritional deficiencies these mucosal changes can manifest as both inflammatory as well as ulcerative reactions and further develop into lichenoid, desquamative, infectious, and malignant entities. In the following chapter, oral mucosal manifestations observed in several subtypes of malnutrition and associated nutrition-related disorders will be elucidated.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiseases of the Oral Mucosa : Study Guide and Review
Number of pages8
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Publication date01.01.2022
ISBN (Print)9783030828035
ISBN (Electronic)9783030828042
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2022

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Infection and Inflammation Research (ZIEL)

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 205-05 Nutritional Science, Nutritional Medicine
  • 204-05 Immunology

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