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Recurrent Oral Ulceration

Recurrent Mouth Ulcers


  • This paper describes 2 patients with periodic syndromes presenting with ALU and reviews the present understanding of the syndromes.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
Weight Gain
  • Treatment administered in view of histopathological report and clinical presentation, resulted in marked improvement in symptoms and weight gain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • IgA anti-endomysial antibodies and IgA and IgG tissue transglutaminase antibodies may be useful if there is a history of poor weight gain or other clues such as diarrhoea, lethargy or abdominal distension that might point to inflammatory bowel disease[ep.bmj.com]
  • Less severe adverse effects, including sedation, headache, weight gain, nausea, constipation, and rash, are reversible when the drug is discontinued. Once controlled, the dose may be tapered to alternate-day or every 3 rd -day therapy.[ijmdent.com]
  • Several of the syndromes can result in amyloidosis. Genetic studies have enhanced the clinical characterization of these conditions and elucidation of their molecular etiopathogenesis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Other manifestations include diarrhoea and vomiting, epididymitis, glomerulonephritis, myositis and rarely, amyloidosis. Most new manifestations occur within the first five years after onset of the disease.[gponline.com]
  • He is an oral and maxillofacial pathologist. He has recently been appointed the chairman of the African American Health Initiative-Oral Health Coalition and is a member of the AAHI executive board.[dentistrytoday.com]
  • Mr TF is a 34-year-old Turkish man. He has been experiencing very painful mouth ulcers for the past year. He says that he has had at least eight ulcers and each one has lasted around a fortnight.[gponline.com]
Aphthous Stomatitis
  • Recurrent oral ulceration that clinically resembles recurrent aphthous stomatitis but presents atypically, including commencement after adolescence, with fever, with a strong family history, or failing to resolve with age, has been termed aphthous-like[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Table 2 Classification of oral aphthae by morphology 4 Figure 1 Major recurrent aphthous stomatitis on buccal mucosa. Figure 2 Minor recurrent aphthous stomatitis. Figure 3 Recurrent aphthous stomatitis on palate.[ep.bmj.com]
  • Riera MG, Riera AE (2011) Recurrent aphthous stomatitis in Rheumatology. Reumatol Clin 7: 323–328. View Article Google Scholar 4. Preeti L, Magesh K, Rajkumar K, Karthik R (2011) Recurrent aphthous stomatitis. J Oral Maxillofac Pathol 15: 252–256.[journals.plos.org]
  • Background: Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is the most frequent form of oral ulceration, characterised by recurrent oral mucosal ulceration in an otherwise healthy individual.[cochrane.org]
  • Approximately 17% of the population has recurrent aphthous stomatitis, which is classified into three categories: Minor ulcers are less than 1 centimeter (slightly less then ½inch) in diameter and do not leave scars.[colgateprofessional.com]
Oral Mucosal Disorder
  • Available from: Introduction Recurrent aphthous stomatitis (RAS) is defined as recurrent episodes of oral aphthous ulceration where the ulcers heal spontaneously with subsequent recurrence. [1] RAS is one of the most common oral mucosal disorders affecting[jiadsr.org]
  • Conclusion RAS is a common oral mucosal disorder with uncertain etiopathogenesis. The diagnosis of this condition is made on clinical grounds alone. Several factors such as trauma, diet and stress are known to trigger the disease.[biomedpharmajournal.org]
Sore Mouth
  • mouth K13.79 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K13.79 Other lesions of oral mucosa 2016 2017 2018 2019 Billable/Specific Code Applicable To Focal oral mucinosis canker K12.0 Stomatitis (denture) (ulcerative) K12.1 ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code K12.1 Other forms of[icd10data.com]
  • Cold sores Mouth cancer Diet Need more advice? If you need free and impartial advice about your oral health, contact our Dental Helpline by email or call 01788 539780 (local rate call in the UK).[dentalhealth.org]
Tongue Ulcer
  • To date in the UK the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) have received 66 reports of patients with ulcerative stomatitis and nine patients with tongue ulceration associated with Nicorandil.[nature.com]
Nikolsky's Sign
  • BMMP can result in scarring and blindness, and PV can prove fatal because the patient is never cured of the disease, and long-term steroid treatment results in susceptibility to severe infection.6 The diagnosis is based on a positive Nikolsky sign (pressure[dentistrytoday.com]
Skin Patch
  • When treating RAU, clinicians should perform a skinpatch test for allergies to food additives, flavoring agents, and essential oil.[autoimmunediseases.imedpub.com]
  • Table 1 Causes of oral ulceration and suggested first-line investigations Dietary symptoms History of pica or fussy eating could point towards dietary deficiency as the potential cause. 3 Focused examination in a child with RAS Assessment for aetiological[ep.bmj.com]
Neurologic Manifestation
  • Memory impairment is the most common neurological manifestation. Neurological involvement usually occurs late in the course of this disease. Impairment of balance, speech and movement can develop.[gponline.com]


  • All other infectious workup remained negative, including cultures of the acneiform skin lesions and HSV polymerase chain reaction of the serum, cerebrospinal fluid and vulvar lesions.[shmabstracts.com]
  • Hemoglobin, hematocrit and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentrations were in the normal range in both groups and none had anemia or macrocytosis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • On the other hand, HLA DR4 was present in 16 of 30 (53%) patients with ROU whereas the same allele was present in 16% of BS patients and 22% of the healthy controls. These findings suggest that ROU and BS are not in the same disease spectrum.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Abstract Among 50 patients with recurrent oral ulceration (ROU) the prevalence of HLA B5 was not increased as was the case among 50 patients with Behçet's Syndrome (BS) compared to 52 healthy controls.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]


  • Though a small, consistent improvement occurred with placebo, there was a significant reduction in mean pair scores and numbers of new ulcers recorded daily during the active-treatment periods, the effect lasting for at least four weeks after treatment[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Authors' conclusions: No single treatment was found to be effective and therefore the results remain inconclusive in regard to the best systemic intervention for RAS.[cochrane.org]
  • Treatment The aim of treatment is to prevent long-term damage. The most severe manifestation present usually determines the choice of treatment.[gponline.com]


  • We assessed the prognosis of ROU by performing prospective evaluations of 67 patients who had only a history of ROU and were registered at the Behçet's Disease Specialty Clinic at Severance Hospital of Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • Prognosis Most canker sores clear up without treatment and do not leave scars, although they usually return.[colgateprofessional.com]
  • […] the first time Your sores are larger than 1centimeter (almost one-half inch) across You get more sores now than you used to You get sores more often than you used to You have other symptoms with your sores, such as: Rashes Joint pain Fever Diarrhea Prognosis[colgate.com]
  • The prognosis is worse in those with RAS beginning under the age of five [ 12 ]. Case (Part 2) After a motivational interview with the patient we advise the patients to exercise some life style modifications described elsewhere [ 13 ].[omicsonline.org]
  • […] numerous treatments of unproven effectiveness, ranging from herbal remedies to otherwise alternative treatments, including aloe vera, myrtus communis, Rosa damascena, potassium alum, zinc sulfate, nicotine, polio virus vaccine and prostaglandin E2. [2] Prognosis[en.wikipedia.org]


  • Abstract Recurrent oral ulceration (ROU) is a common oral mucosal condition of unknown etiology. However, there is evidence to suggest that vasculitis may play a role.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
  • This case demonstrates that not all lesions detected in the oral cavity (oral mucosa) have a clearly defined etiology.[dentistrytoday.com]
  • This review examines the existing topical and systemic treatments for RAS and explores its etiology in depth.[nursingcenter.com]
  • The etiology of RAS is still unknown; the condition may in fact manifest from a group of disorders of quite different etiologies rather than from a single entity. [3] Despite many studies trying to identify a causal microorganism, RAS does not appear[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • HEMATOLOGIC/ONCOLOGIC DISEASES Hematologic etiologies should be considered when evaluating recurrent or slow-healing mouth ulcers.[aafp.org]


  • Neuro-Behcet's disease: epidemiology, clinical characteristics, and management. Lancet Neurol 2009; 8(2): 192-204. 2. Criteria for diagnosis of Behcet's disease. International Study Group for Behcet's Disease. Lancet 1990; 335(8697): 1078. 3.[gponline.com]
  • An epidemiological study of factors associated with recurrent aphthae in women. J Oral Med 1984;39:212-7. [ PUBMED ] [Table 1][jiadsr.org]
  • Enterovirus infections: their epidemiology and pathogenesis. Clin Pediatrics (Philadelphia). 1966;5:659-664. 15. Estrin HM, Hughes RW Jr. Oral manifestations in Crohn’s disease: report of a case. Am J Gastroenterol. 1985;80:352-354. 16.[dentistrytoday.com]
  • Epidemiology [ 1, 2 ] Oral ulceration is a common condition. It has an estimated 4% point prevalence in the USA, and 25% of the global population are thought to be affected by aphthous ulcers, one of the most common causes of oral ulceration.[patient.info]
  • There are growing epidemiologic evidences for the effects of tobacco use and tobacco cessation therapy on a variety of oral diseases and conditions.[omicsonline.org]
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Age distribution


  • Despite the fact that clinical, pathologic and therapeutic feature of the disease has been comprehensively studied, the pathophysiology of aphthous ulcers remains incompletely understood.[clinicaltrials.gov]
  • . • Pathophysiology is thought to involve cell mediated immunity with destruction of epithelial cells and also deposition of immune complexes and complement activation causing a vasculitis.[brainscape.com]
  • . • Herpetiform ulcers, the uncommon RAS, are Pathophysiology: Despite the high prevalence of RAS, evidence is uncertain regarding the etiology.[uspharmacist.com]
  • Pathophysiology The pathophysiology of aphthous ulcers is poorly understood. Histologically, aphthae contain a mononuclear infiltrate with a fibrin coating. 3 Patients with recurrent aphthae may have alteration of local cell–mediated immunity.[aafp.org]


  • Prevention There is no way to prevent canker sores. Treatment Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms. Rinsing with a warm-water solution and eating bland foods can minimize discomfort.[colgateprofessional.com]
  • Preventative therapies : In cases where recurrences are frequent, preventative strategies should be considered that are proportionate to the severity and frequency of recurrences. However, evidence of efficacy is limited.[ep.bmj.com]
  • Treatment The aim of treatment is to prevent long-term damage. The most severe manifestation present usually determines the choice of treatment.[gponline.com]
  • Dentists often the first clinician that can make an early diagnosis of pemphigus and preventing lesion progression to important organs.[autoimmunediseases.imedpub.com]
  • Prevention of canker sores Prevention of cancer sores involves: – Maintenance of dental hygiene.[news-medical.net]

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