Bednar's aphthae

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Related to Bednar's aphthae: ankyloglossia, Epstein pearls, Nasal turbinates

Bednar's aphthae

Etymology: Alois Bednar, Austrian pediatrician, 1816-1888
the small, yellowish, slightly elevated ulcerated patches that occur on the posterior portion of the hard palate of infants who place infected objects in their mouths. It is also associated with marasmus. Compare Epstein's pearls, thrush.


(af'tha) (af'the) plural.aphthae [Gr. aphtha, small ulcer]
A small ulcer on a mucous membrane of the mouth, as in thrush. aphthic (-thik), adjective

Bednar's aphthae

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cachectic aphtha

A lesion formed beneath the tongue and accompanied by severe constitutional symptoms.