complex aphthosis

complex aphthosis

Aphthae on oral and genital mucosa of uncertain cause, without other symptoms to suggest the full spectrum of Behçet syndrome.
See also: aphthosis
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Complex aphthosis is a disorder in which patients develop recurrent oral and genital aphthous ulcers or when there is a continuous disease activity with new lesions developing as older lesions heal, or when ulcers are associated with systemic diseases (3).
Complex aphthosis may be the cause of noninfectious vulvar ulcers in young females, Dr.
Since we found no common pathogen and no sign of systemic illness, we concluded the diagnosis was probably complex aphthosis," Dr.
HOUSTON -- Strict adherence to diagnostic criteria for Behcet's disease can lead physicians to misdiagnose patients who actually have complex aphthosis, Peter J.
Though recurring and troublesome, complex aphthosis is a far more benign disorder.
In the United States and Western Europe, complex aphthosis is usually not associated with systemic symptoms and signs.
If patients with complex aphthosis are to be included in the Behcet's disease spectrum, he suggested the "Western" form of the disease be distinguished from the "Eastern" form, which he characterized as classic Behget's disease.
This is an opportunity for a home run in the patient with complex aphthosis," he said.
Think about complex aphthosis as a marker for internal diseases.
Diseases associated with complex aphthosis include inflammatory bowel disease, Behcet's disease, and AIDS.
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