Aphthous Stomatitis (Apthous Ulcer) from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia

Aphthous Stomatitis (Apthous Ulcer) from Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia

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Aphthous stomatitis (also termed canker sores,[1]recurrent aphthous stomatitis, RAS, recurring oral aphthae and recurrent aphthous ulceration) is a common cause of benign and non-contagious mouth ulcers, (also called canker sores or aphthae). This condition is characterized by the repeated formation of ulcers in the mouth, in otherwise healthy individuals.[2] These ulcers occur periodically and heal completely between attacks. Symptoms range from a minor nuisance to interfering with eating and drinking, and more severe forms may be debilita

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